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Mallon, Barbara
Principal
Principal's Updates

February 9, 2015

 

Dear Parent/Guardian,

One of the challenges that all schools face is the traffic that takes place when parents drop their children off and pick them up from school. Over the years, Twin Creeks Elementary has worked closely with the City of San Ramon and our parents to ensure the safety of our students. Some of the past traffic mitigation efforts have included but are not limited to:

  • Ongoing communications with our parents about safe driving practices
  • The deployment of a radar trailer along Dos Rios Drive
  • The installment of school pedestrian warning signage along Bollinger Canyon Road
  • The installment of loading zone signs and marking along Dos Rios Drive
  • The installment of U-turn restrictions at Dos Rios Drive/Abrigo Court and Dos Rios Drive/Catanio Court
  • San Ramon Police Department traffic enforcement
  • The establishment of traffic flow procedures during pickup and dismissals

We continue to work with the City of San Ramon to identify and resolve issues when possible. However, it takes us all working together as a community to ensure that we provide a safe environment for our students during busy traffic periods.  Attached is a map developed by the City’s Safe Routes to Schools program that includes crosswalks, stop signs, the location of the crossing guard and suggested routes. Please take some time to review the map and the following safety procedures with your family:

  • Drop-off and pick-up children from appropriate locations;
  • Obey 25 mph speed limit in school zones and around school sites;
  • Park legally near school sites and walk children to/from school sites;
  • Children should always cross at designated crosswalks;
  • Do not use cell phones when driving to/from school sites;
  • Parents should always hold the hand of children, especially those under 8 years of age when crossing the street; and
  • Slowdown in areas where children are walking to school.

Representatives from the City of San Ramon, San Ramon Police and the District will join us at our 6 p.m. PTA meeting on February 23 to further discuss concerns about traffic. In addition, the Street Smarts program will offer a bike/pedestrian safety assembly on April 21, followed by a bike rodeo on April 30 at our school.

I appreciate your attention to this matter. By working together we will keep our children safe. Please let me know if you have any questions.  In partnership,

 

Barb Mallon
Principal

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