2017 – 18 Interim Traffic and Safety Procedures
Skyline provides morning supervision on the playground from 8:35 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. The first bell rings at 8:50 a.m. and the tardy bell rings at 8:55 a.m. Students may enter the front gate at 8:15 a.m., and will proceed to the lunch table area where they should find a place to sit. They may read, finish homework, work on projects with other students or quietly talk with their friends. However, there is not supervision until 8:35 a.m., so we ask that students arrive to Skyline as close to 8:35 a.m. as possible. Students who arrive early to go to before school intervention programs, school newspaper, etc., should enter the front gate and go immediately to their appropriate room. When dropping your student off at the front of the school, please use the drop-off lane next to the curb only. Students may get out along the entire curb area. Please have your students ready to exit the car promptly to help facilitate all students getting to school in a timely manner. If your child is not ready to get out of the car, please park in a parking stall. Once your child has exited the car, you may pull into the second lane to leave the school parking lot.
Morning Drop-Off/Afternoon Pick Up Procedure
Student Walking Route from the East
Afternoon Pick Up
School dismissal is at 3:03 p.m. It is important for you to be on time when you are picking up your children. There is one pick up lane in the afternoon, and staff will assist students into their cars. Students will be allowed to enter all cars next to the curb only. Please do not call your children to your car if you are not waiting against the curb. Once your child is in the car, you may pull into the second lane to leave the parking lot. If you are picking up your student in front of Skyline, we ask that you refrain from using your cell phone once the students begin getting into cars. The car line is constantly moving and it is imperative that you give your full attention as you move up to the front of the line. As your children are getting into the car, please do not pull away from the curb until all children are in the car with their seatbelts on and all car doors are closed.
There are limited open parking slots in the parking lot for parents and/or guests to use. Parents are encouraged to use parking in the Solana Beach Library’s lower parking lot. Parents may also park along Skyline’s front curb from 8:55 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. However, it is imperative that all drivers return to their car before school lets out (3:03 p.m.) to ensure that student pick up can begin immediately at dismissal time.
Request for Drivers to Reduce Automobile Idling at Student Pick Up
Solana Beach School District asks for your help to address health and environmental concerns created by excessive automotive idling at schools during student pick up and drop off. Please follow this recommendation for drivers: If you are in line or waiting for someone and you will be parked and sitting for 30 seconds or longer, turn off your car’s engine, except for at the end of the school day once the pick-up line begins to move.
Background information from the California Energy Commission:
• Idling is linked to increased in asthma, allergies, heart and lung disease and cancer
• Idling gets ZERO miles per gallon
• Idling for 1 hour burns nearly 1 gallon of gasoline
• For every two minutes a car is idling, it uses about the same amount of fuel it takes to go about one mile
• Research indicates that the average person idles their car five to ten minutes a day
• People usually idle their cars more in the winter than in the summer.
The bottom line: If you are going to be parked more than 30 seconds, turn off the engine. Even ten seconds of idling can use more fuel than turning off the engine and restarting it.
Your child’s safety is our number one priority. We appreciate your patience and understanding in helping us to maintain safety for all our students.