PARKING AND TRAFFIC
Streets around our school are often very congested during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up. To help keep our students safe, we need you to do your part by slowing down and following traffic safety laws.
30 km/h school zones
Starting September 2, 2014, a lower speed limit in school zones came into effect in Edmonton. You must slow down to 30km/h around schools between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on school days where signs are present.
Speed limits will be strictly enforced by both the Edmonton Police Service and the City of Edmonton’s Office of Traffic Safety during posted hours.
General safety reminders
- Remain courteous and patient
- Drive slowly and watch for students crossing the road
- Abide all traffic signs and laws
- Use designated crosswalks
- Respect school staff and volunteers assisting with drop-off and pick-up
- Park further away from the school and walk the rest of the way
- Use Edmonton Transit or other ways to get to school (walk, ride a bike or roll!)
For information about getting to school, visit epsb.ca/schools/gettoschool.
As always, yellow bus service only supports elementary students attending their primary designated school. This means, as of September 2014, grandfathered students who choose to continue at their current school, but do not live in the primary attendance area will not be eligible for yellow bus service. This is unchanged from how we provide bus service to students across the District.
Service for Elementary Students
• Regular program service
As always, yellow bus service is only provided to elementary students at their primary designated school.
• Alternative program service
Yellow bus service may also be available for elementary students who choose to attend a school offering an alternative program. Contact a school offering the program for information about eligibility.
Service for Junior High Students
Edmonton Transit System (ETS) is the preferred way for junior high students to get to school.
Minimizing ride times for students is our highest priority. We’ll work to make sure yellow bus service is as efficient as possible and meets the District’s ride time standards. We’ll also continue our ongoing work with the City of Edmonton to discuss how to best provide efficient ETS service for district students.
Students who receive bus service must buy a bus pass. Yellow bus, and subsidized ETS passes, can be purchased at your child’s school each month.
Applying for yellow bus service
To ensure your child receives yellow bus service on the first day of school for the 2016 - 2017 school year, you must apply by: May 27, 2016. Contact your child’s school for a yellow bus service application form. If your child has been approved for yellow bus service, you will be notified in mid-August with the route number, stop locations, pick up and drop off times and bus company contact information.