Prospect Heights School D23
  Parent Drop off/Pick Up  
The back parking lot circle is a busy place before and after school. For safety purposes, we would like to reiterate some of the procedures for the back parking lot.
First, please always be aware of your speed as you drive through the parking lot. Drive slowly and cautiously. There are always children in this area, and it would be very easy for one of them to accidentally step off the sidewalk or to quickly get out of a car.
Second, when dropping off or picking up your child, if you are unable to stop right next to the curb, please make sure that you park your car in a designated space and walk with your child across the parking lot to the sidewalk. Although this may take a little more time, it will help ensure the safety of your child.
Third, when dropping off or picking up your child along the curb, please make sure that your child gets out of or into your car from the sidewalk side. By doing this, we will not have any child in the parking lot without an adult with them. If your child must get in the car from the other door, please escort your child to that side of your car.
Finally, please do not park along the curb in the morning and then leave your car. If you plan to take your child over to the playground, please park in the designated spaces. Doing this will help keep the traffic flowing smoothly. Also, please do not leave an unattended car running or leave the keys in an unattended car.
When picking up your child after school, cars are allowed to park around the circle. If there are no spaces available, we ask that you park in the front parking lot or use the auxiliary park district lot adjacent to the school. If you are picking up children from multiple schools, you may want to arrange with your classroom teacher to pick up your child in the front office at 2:25 PM. There are plenty of parking spaces available in our front lot if you decide to choose this option.
We have these procedures in place for the safety of all the children at Eisenhower. Thank you for following them.
  Cell Phone Use in School Zones  
New laws ban motorists from sending text messages while driving in Illinois and make it illegal to talk on a cell phone while driving through a highway construction zone or school zone. In addition, it will become illegal to compose, send or read text messages, instant messages, and e-mail on a cell phone or surf the internet while driving. The only exceptions are if the driver is using a Bluetooth or hands free device, or if the driver is calling 911 to report an emergency. The first violation carries a minimum fine of $150.00 and a minimum fine of $300.00 for the second offense. Anyone violating this offense will be charged an additional $50.00 to be paid to the school district for school safety purposes.

Drawstrings on jackets, sweatshirts, and other clothing items can pose a danger to your child. They can become snagged on school bus handrails or doors, playground equipment, on escalators, or on other mechanical equipment. Incidents of snagged drawstrings or toggles have cause serious injuries and even deaths.

We do not want this to happen to any of our passengers.

Information campaigns by the National Safety Council, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have caused many clothing manufacturers to eliminate drawstrings from their clothing. But some still remain. We at Laidlaw, in conjunction with your school officials, urge you to inspect all of your children's existing clothing and eliminate these hazards whenever possible. The simplest solution is to either remove or cut all drawstrings from the clothing.

-Laidlaw Transit, Inc.
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700 N. Schoenbeck Rd.  Prospect Heights, IL 60070    P: 847.870.3850
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