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Transportation

Transportation

We do not have yellow bus service to our school. There is an Edmonton Transit Route across from the school.

Traffic Safety and Parking

School Safety Patrols

Student Safety Patrols head outside everyday to help our children cross the street safely.

Our school safety patrols follow the province-wide procedures. They use the “Point, Pause and Proceed” pedestrian street-crossing system. You will see our patrollers doing the following sequence to help children cross the street safely:

Point – To indicate to motorists that you want to cross the street

Pause – To check if the road is clear and to make eye contact with any motorists that stopped.

Proceed – When it is safe to do so, cross the road and continue to look both ways.

Paying attention to this point-pause-proceed method could save a life so we ask that you share this information with neighbours who do not have children attending school.

Traffic and Parking Information from the GPN School Council Travel Planning Committee

In an effort to make the morning drop off/afternoon pick up run more safely and smoothly we are making a few changes to the drop off zones around the school. Attached are photographs of the school and surrounding area that depict where parking is permitted or not.

Loading Zone On 12th Avenue

‌Loading zone only - do not leave your vehicle at all.

  • Have your child/children exit the vehicle themselves through the curbside door.
  • Move your vehicle once you’ve dropped off your child.
  • Single-file drop off only. Do not pull up next to a curb side vehicle and let your child out.

  In The Parking Lot, Nearest The Kindergarten Door

o    Loading zone only - do not leave your vehicle at all.

o    Have your child/children exit the vehicle themselves through the curbside door.

  • Move your vehicle once you’ve dropped off your child.
  • Single-file drop off only. Do not pull up next to a curb side vehicle and let your child out.
  • Enter through the staff parking lot, going in a one-way direction to your left.
  • Use the drop off zone only, and drop off your children at the curb.
  • If there is no room at the curb in the drop off zone, move your vehicle and park in a designated parking spot in the visitor’s section or along 113th Street.
  • Do not stop your vehicle in the parking lot itself.
  • Do not use the parking lot as a drop off zone.
  • Do not line up or wait in the parking lot.
  • Do not block parking stalls.

The Shared Parking Lot Near the Kindergarten Doors 

  • One way traffic only.
  • Do not park in Public Health Centre parking spaces.
  • Do not park in YMCA parking spaces.
  • Do not park in GPN staff spaces.
  • Do not stop your vehicle in the parking lot itself.
  • Do not use the parking lot as a drop off zone.
  • Do not line up or wait in the parking lot.
  • Do not block parking stalls.

The Parking Lot Nearest The Office Doors

  • No one should park in this parking lot besides teachers and anyone with a parking placard for persons with disabilities.

Where Can I NOT Park?

  • Anywhere indicated by a sign as a NO PARKING zone.
  • Any designated loading zone.
  • In YMCA parking spaces.
  • In GPN staff parking spaces.

Where CAN I Park?

  • On 12th Avenue, parallel to the soccer fields
  • On 113th Street
  • Visitor Parking is for Alberta Health Servicies guests only.

Some Helpful Tips

  • Obey all parking laws. Please read all parking signs and follow the directions.
  • On 12th Avenue, this is a bus loading zone on field trip days. A sign will be placed indicating this on field trip days.
  • 2 supervisors in reflective vests are in the playground from 8:15AM - 8:28AM.
  • Drop off your child/children AFTER 8:15AM. We encourage the children to play outside to enjoy the morning fresh air and to get some exercise. If the temperature drops to -23 degrees, or colder, the children are to come into the school.

Thank you for helping to ensure the safety of our children and assisting with smooth traffic flow for everyone.