Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Information
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H.L. Johnson takes traffic safety very seriously. It is up to everyone in our community to keep our children safe.
In our school zone, when flashers are blinking, stop and yield to pedestrians crossing the crosswalk or intersection and look before turning into driveways or roads for our students. Always stop for the School Resource Officer, a staff member helping, and a crossing guard holding a stop sign. Take extra care to look out for children in school zones, near playgrounds and parks, and in all residential areas.
Even when lights aren’t flashing, watch for children around school arrival and dismissal times, particularly in the morning or mid-afternoon. Be alert as you back out of a driveway, or drive through a neighborhood, school zone, or bus stop.
All bicycle riders and passengers under age 16 are required by Florida Law to wear a helmet.
Always wear a properly fitted helmet and securely fasten the strap.
Wear appropriate shoes (such as sneakers).
Get off your bike and walk at all intersections and crosswalks.
Look both ways when crossing streets and driveways.
If you are driving, remember these simple rules:
Yellow flashing lights on a school bus mean slow down — don’t speed up — because the bus is preparing to stop. Most likely, students are waiting to get on the bus or parents are waiting nearby to pick up children.
Red flashing lights mean stop — and wait for at least 20 feet behind the bus — because children are getting on or off the school bus. Stay stopped until the red lights stop flashing, the extended stop-arm is withdrawn, and the bus begins moving.
Parents talk to your child about bus safety — your child should arrive at the bus stop at least 5 minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. Teach them to play it SAFE:
Stay five steps away from the curb.
Always wait until the bus comes to a complete stop and the bus driver signals for you to board.
Face forward after finding a seat on the bus.
Exit the bus after it stops and looks left-right-left for cars before crossing a street.
Stay in your car, be alert, pay attention to anyone helping with traffic, and when the car in front of you moves, you move. Keeping the flow of traffic moving will keep the parent drop-off and pick-up lines from impeding the flow of traffic on public roads feeding into our school. Make sure when you pull into the main entrance of the school you have your child get ready to exit the car. Say your goodbyes, give each other a kiss or hug, then have your child get their backpack on. When you get to the drop-off area please stop completely, have your child open the door and get out, remind your child to close the door, and the look to ensure they are a safe distance away from the car to start driving to the exit.
Patience is a virtue.
Even if you do everything right, there is always a chance that another parent is having an off day. If that is the case, take a deep breath and patiently wait your turn. We are all doing our best, but most importantly we want your child to arrive as safe as possible to HLJ.