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Safety

Safe Walking Routes

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Please find the walk route that is safest for your family. It is recommended that students walk in groups.

Students in neighborhoods north of South Jordan Parkway and east of Split Rock Drive make their way to Vermillion Drive and proceed west, going right on Otter Trail Drive, making an immediate left onto Bear Trap Drive and continuing west toward the school.

Students south of South Jordan Parkway and east of Fish Hook Stream will follow Fish Hook Road using the underpass at South Jordan Parkway and continuing north to Vermillion Drive.

Students in neighborhoods south of South Jordan Parkway and west of Fish Hook Stream and Lake Avenue will make their way to Split Rock Drive, cross with the crossing guard at South Jordan Parkway, and continue on Split Rock Drive toward the school.

Students in the developments west of Split Rock Drive and north of South Jordan Parkway will go east to find Nokasippi Lane or Split Rock Drive, whichever is closest, and turn north on Split Rock Drive toward the school.

Students in the Wood Ranch area will follow the nearest road east to 4800 West, turning south and walking on the west side of 4800 West to the crossing guard at 10200 South. They will continue south on Silver Mine Road and turn onto Vermillion Drive to head west toward the school.

Safety for Drop Off/Pick Up

Area # 1: Bingham Rim Road (10200 South)

  • Remember that traffic is traveling both eastbound and westbound as you enter/leave the area.  
  • Please stay in your lanes--do not cut into opposite traffic lanes, as it could be very dangerous.
  • Try to alternate cars entering the area (one from the east, then one from the west), to keep traffic moving as smoothly as possible, and in an equitable manner.
  • Travel at a slow speed as school children, parents, and staff are outside during drop off/pick up times.

Area # 2: Parking lot on south side, directly off Bingham Rim Road (10200 South)

  • Please wait to enter the parking lot--do not cut into opposite traffic lanes, as it could be very dangerous.
  • The parking lot is not used as an alternative for student drop off/pick up.  If you pull into the parking lot, you will need to park your vehicle and walk your child(ren) across the crosswalk to the building.
  • Only use the crosswalk area to get from the parking lot to the building, or vice versa.
  • Please use caution when leaving the parking lot area, as cars are using both lanes of the student drop off/pick up area as well to keep traffic flowing as best as possible.
  • Note that you enter from the west and exit from the east exit.

Area # 3: Student Drop Off/Pick Up (2 lanes)

  • This is for ALL GRADE LEVELS, including both AM/PM Kindergarten classes.
  • Heed entrance and exit signs for this area, as these lanes are designed to be  a one-way route.  
  • There is no parking in either the inner or outer lanes of the student drop off/pick up area.  Please DO NOT park or exit your vehicle, other than to assist child(ren) in/out of the vehicle.
  • Students are NOT to exit vehicles in the outer lane of traffic.  This is a major safety concern, as they may not be able to cross the street using the crosswalk, and may have to cross in front of other vehicles.  
  • Pull as far forward as possible, so that we can maximize our space and keep traffic flowing as best as possible.
  • Travel at a slow speed as school children, parents, and staff members are outside during drop off/pick up times.
  • Have your child(ren) prepared to exit your vehicle before you enter the area (backpack/lunchbox/materials in lap).  Students are to exit your vehicle ONLY once you have come to a complete stop within the inner lane.  
  • Once your child(ren) have exited the car, please exit the drop off/pick up area, either by using the inner (current) lane of traffic, or by switching to the outer lane (if safe).  Proceed slowly as there are many people in this area.
  • When moving from inner lane to outer lane, always look!  Please ensure that no other vehicles are approaching from the outer lane and watch for people using the crosswalk.  Again, proceed slowly as there are many people in this area.
  • If there is an adult in the crosswalk area (should generally be in a reflective safety vest), please stop and allow people to cross.  Once everyone is out of the crosswalk completely, proceed forward slowly.
  • Please follow the direction of the teacher/staff members outside, and be courteous!

Area # 4: Crosswalk near Student Pick Up/Drop Off

  • DO NOT pull into or park in the crosswalk to drop off students.  This presents a safety hazard to students walking to school from the west, as well as to our teacher/staff member manning the crosswalk.
  • Please follow the direction of the teacher/staff members outside, and be courteous!

Area # 5: Bus Lanes/Parking lot on east side of building

  • Heed entrance and exit signs for this area, as this is designed to be a one-way traffic lane.
  • These areas are designated to school buses that drop off/pick up students.
  • Please DO NOT park in the bus lane, as this creates a problem for our buses and drivers. They cannot enter or leave the parking lot if other vehicles are parked in the lane.
  • The parking lot is not used as an alternative for student drop off/pick up.  If you pull into the parking lot, you will need to park your vehicle and walk your child(ren) across the crosswalk to the building. This includes AM/PM Kindergarten.
  • Only use the crosswalk area to get from parking lot to building.
  • Please use caution when leaving the parking lot area and travel slowly to keep everyone safe.

Area # 6: Split Rock Drive, east side

  • The east side of Split Rock Drive may be used as overflow parking, or for parents who have arranged with their child(ren) an alternative drop off/pick up spot.  
  • If you utilize this area, please have students use the crosswalks on Bear Trap Drive and Split Rock Drive to cross the road and get to the building.
  • Students are not to cross at the intersection of Split Rock Drive and Bingham Rim Road (10200 South) to get to school grounds. They must use the crosswalks so that we can maintain the safety of all our students. If your students walk to school, please inform them of appropriate crossing areas.

Area # 7: Split Rock Drive Crosswalk

  • Located on Split Rock Drive, the crosswalk is positioned east-to-west.  Crossing guards man the crosswalk before and after school to help students and families safely cross the road.
  • If a crossing guard is in the crosswalk area (should generally be in a reflective safety vest, with a stop sign), please stop and allow people to cross.  Once everyone is out of the crosswalk completely, proceed forward slowly.
  • Please use caution when driving past this area and travel slowly to keep everyone safe.

Area # 8: Bear Trap Drive Crosswalk

  • Located on Bear Trap Drive, the crosswalk is positioned north-to-south.  Crossing guards man the crosswalk before and after school to help students and families safely cross the road.
  • If a crossing guard is in the crosswalk area (should generally be in a reflective safety vest, with a stop sign), please stop and allow people to cross.  Once everyone is out of the crosswalk completely, proceed forward slowly.
  • Please use caution when driving past this area and travel slowly to keep everyone safe.

Other Considerations:

  • Students are ONLY to cross the road using the crosswalks.  Please DO NOT allow students to cross anywhere outside of the crosswalks!
  • If you park on Split Rock Drive or Bear Trap Drive, please be courteous and considerate of the residents.  Please do not block driveways, or mail boxes, as this creates problems for the neighborhood.
  • Please make sure you are legally parked in parking lots, or along Bear Trap Drive/Split Rock Drive (not parked in bus lane, not parked in handicap stalls unless applicable, parked facing correct direction). If we are unable to gain cooperation through informational methods, we will be asking the South Jordan Police Department to come help maintain safety.