2018- 2019 Traffic 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. The front gate next to the office is unlocked at 8:35 a.m. for students to walk up to the playground. We ask that students arrive to Skyline as close to 8:35 a.m. as possible, as they will have to wait at the front of the school unsupervised prior to this time. Students who arrive early to go to before school intervention programs, Student Council meetings, etc., should enter the front office to enter the campus.
When dropping students off at the front of the school in the morning, please pull forward past the office to allow all cars to come on to the campus from Lomas Santa Fe. Students may get out of the car anywhere along the green drop-off curb. Once students are out of the car, parents may pull into the second lane to exit the school. Students should be ready to exit their 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. The gate at Dell Street will be unlocked at 8:35 a.m. and relocked in the morning promptly at 8:50 a.m. Do not drop your student off on Dell Street in the morning if you are running late. Bring your student to the front of the campus. Finally, the front gate next to the office will be relocked at 8:55 a.m. for the entire school day.
Afternoon Pick Up
School dismissal is at 3:03 p.m. It is important for parents who are picking up their children to be here on time. Students may enter their car anywhere along the green drop-off/pick-up curb. Once your child is safely in the car, you may pull into the second lane and exit 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 our students begin getting into cars. The car line is constantly moving and it is imperative that you give your full attention. 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.
Dell Street Drop Off/Pick Up
We encourage parents/guardians to drop off and/or pick up children in front of Skyline. If parents/guardians choose to drop off and/or pick up on Dell Street, it is very important to respect our neighborhood community by following these guidelines:
- Pull to the curb. Do not stop in the middle of the street to pick up/drop off passengers.
- Observe traffic laws and the posted speed limit signs.
- Turn off your car engines to protect our environment.
- Always use sidewalks and marked crosswalk.
- Do not pull into driveways to turn around, pick up or drop off passengers.
- Do not park in front of trash cans or move cans to the sidewalk.
- Do not park in front of or block driveways.
- Do not make U-turns.
- Do not park in front of trash cans or move trash cans.
- Do not block driveways.
- Do not stop your car in the middle of the road to converse with others.
- Do not park in areas marked red.
- Stay off of lawns and other landscape.
Thank you for helping to maintain positive relationships with our neighbors.
The new Skyline has additional parking spaces along with an extended drop-off/pick-up lane. As required by California Green Code, eleven parking spaces are reserved and marked for electric or alternate fuel vehicles. Limited time visitor parking spaces are marked as well. We ask that you do not park and leave your car at the curb in front of Skyline School where drop-off/pick-up activities occur.
Request for Drivers to Reduce Automobile Idling at Student Pick Up and Drop Off
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.