IMPORTANT! PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF SAFETY!
Due to traffic congestion and safety concerns observed during afternoon pick-up time near the front of the school, we are implementing a plan that will help to alleviate these concerns. Scottsdale Police Department has been on site to assist in keeping the area safe. They may begin ticketing drivers not following traffic laws.
We can avoid cars blocking lanes of traffic and creating safety concerns by:
- Using the DCES north parking lot (see map for location) and parking in a designated parking space. You can have your child meet you there or your child can call you when they are ready for pick-up and traffic allows for cars to enter the front of the school (This concept is similar to the airport cell phone lot).
- Using the Arabian Library parking lot in a similar fashion as the DCES north parking lot listed in item #1 above. The leadership at the Arabian Library has requested that you park in a parking space and that you do not pull into the lot along a curb creating parking lot traffic congestion. We need to be mindful that some people are simply going to the library to visit the library and those patrons need easy access (airport cell phone lot principles apply).
- IF YOU PARK IN THE ARABIAN LIBRARY GO TO THE THE TRAFFIC LIGHT AND THEN PULL INTO THE LIBRARY. DO NOT PASS OTHER VEHICLES ON THE ROADWAY HEADING SOUTH FROM MMR TOWARDS SCHOOL. TICKETS ARE BEING ISSUED!
- Staggering your arrival time to the school. Current traffic patterns get congested between 2:10 and 2:28 p.m. DCMS dismissal time is 2:20 pm. Typically, school buses leave school property shortly after 2:25 p.m. If you choose to arrive after 2:25 p.m., you will help to alleviate and possibly avoid traffic.
Together, we can all do our part to have a safe environment around DCMS. Thank you for your understanding and support.
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