The traffic congestion in and around our parking lots during pick up and drop off times is a
concern. Participating in a car pool and using district school bus service, if eligible, are ways to
lessen the congestion. We hope you share our belief that any minor inconvenience is worth the
safety of each of our students.
Drop off and pick up of students:
Parents may use either entrance to drop off a student. After school pick up is in the back, Oak St.
parking lot only. Staff will be on duty to assist with an orderly system to move students to the car
as quickly as possible. It is appropriate for parents to form one line to the right of the entrance
lane closest to the curb. Students can exit or enter their cars at any place along the sidewalk.
Parents can exit the parking lot using the left side of the entrance lane. Students are not permitted
to exit or enter cars on Speegleville Road or Oak Drive for the fact that safety is compromised
for parents, students, and other motorists passing through.
Parents may also use the left side of the entrance lane to go directly to the parking lot, park, and
escort their students to the sidewalk area. We ask that parents not let children out of their
vehicles in the left lane of traffic to walk between cars to enter the building. Parents must escort
their children from the sidewalk in the afternoon if they choose to park in the parking lot.
A crossing guard is employed to help students cross Oak Dr. If students cross Oak Dr., they
must proceed to the crosswalk and be assisted by the crossing guard. The River Valley
Intermediate School opens at 7:15 AM each day. We encourage parents to plan to drop off
students before 7:45 AM as traffic is significantly more congested from 7:45-8:00 AM. The
school day ends at 3:20 PM each day. We encourage parents to pick up students after 3:30 PM
as traffic is significantly less congested by that time.
Thank you for your cooperation.