Traffic Flow

To preserve safety, efficiency, traffic flow, get all traffic on school grounds, and to protect community members’ property we are instituting the following changes to our drop-off/pickup routes effective 8/24/2021:

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  • This applies to families with students in both buildings as well as EES only. This DOES NOT affect families with students only in the LES.
  • ALL traffic will enter on McGillen Avenue (Main corners by Wagoners) and meander through the High School/Middle School Campus. Please see the map below.
  • At Western Ave. please take a left and enter our school property.
  • Once on school property, please abide by the following procedures:
    • Drop-Off
      • We will be splitting into two lanes once on campus– Some will drop off as normal in the staff lot, others will drop off in the front of the building.  Please follow ALL the directions of staff who are directing traffic and be mindful of their safety.
      • Students dropped off out front will enter through the front of the building.
      • Students are ONLY allowed out of the passenger side of the vehicle.
      • Students dropped off in the staff lot will enter through the main grade-level wing entrances.
      • Students may be let out of vehicles starting at 8:30.
      • LES students may be dropped off at the sibling connection.
    • Pick-up Reminders
      • We will follow the same traffic pattern/procedures as before– The only exception will be that traffic will be coming through from the High School and not from Front St./Western Ave.
      • In the Afternoon we DO NOT split into two lines. We only pick up in front of the building.
      • Please have your car tags out and easily visible to staff (a children’s pant hanger works great!)
      • Pull all the way forward.  This extra space allows us to get 2-3 more cars each time which adds up over time.
    • We will NOT be allowing traffic into our campus via Front/Western. Our school resource officer will be blocking off that entrance and turning cars away to enter from McGillen Ave– attempting this will not be a time saver. I understand the urge to want to “jump” the line but I ask that we as adults continuously model for our students/children, the Mattawan Way.
      • The traffic you see entering from Western will be staff and approved vehicles by the school administration.  I will be present to ensure that only those approved are allowed access via Western Ave from Front St.
    • If you are lining up early please do so following our designated route. This will allow you to find your proper spot in line and prevent you from showing up on our EES campus to find the line is already back into the High School. You may not line up until after 3pm.
EES Traffic Flow Image