Albion puts up banners for new drop-off spots at elementary school

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 August 2017 at 9:59 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Kevin Hazel, left, and Jeff Mitchell, Buildings and Grounds employees for Albion Central School, put up banners this morning to highlight the new drop-off spots for the elementary school. Today is an open house for the district. The first day of school is next Thursday, Sept. 7. They are shown at the north entrance, where parents can park and walk a child to the school.

The district is directing parents to two locations on Clarendon Road, one on the south side of the playground and the other on the north side.

The north entrance is a spot where parents can park and walk their child to the school. (This photo shows the banner at the south entrance.)

At the south entrance, parents can drive through and let their child out to go to school.

The elementary school doesn’t want people to use the main driveway by the tennis courts. Using Clarendon Road will ease congestion for both the elementary and high schools, and keep more traffic and children away from school buses that park in front of the elementary school in the morning and afternoon.

The elementary school also isn’t going to allow parents to enter the school in the morning to walk their child to their classroom. Parents instead can walk a student to the lobby at the east gym by the Clarendon Road drop-offs. That change will start on Sept. 11, the start of the second week of school this year.

Students who are picked up in the afternoon also will meet their parents at the east gym lobby, instead of their classrooms.

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