Pick-Up Procedures

Note: All bus students go directly to their bus waiting for them on Strathcona Drive.

At pick-up time, NHS is a busy and congested place.

In order to maintain safety and reduce the congestion, please read the following closely.

Pick-up time can take up to 10-15 minutes after the 3:15 p.m. dismissal time.

Grades 5/6 Pick-Up Zone : Wilson Crescent & Kinsmen Park Parking Lot

  • We recommend that drivers entering Wilson Crescent on the east entry and waiting for your child at the west entry.  A monitor will be located at the west entry.
  • A monitor will also be located at the Kinsmen parking lot.
  • A crossing guard will be located on Strathcona Drive & Hawkins to assist.

 

  • IMPORTANT: 
    • Any student left waiting for a ride in this zone after 3:30 p.m. will be escorted back to the school. Please pick your child there.
    • Please note that we may alter this time as our new procedures are adjusted.

 

  • Driving Courtesy
    • We are you to drive and park with courtesy in mind as you drive and park on the street in front of our neighbors’ homes.
  • Meeting Your Child At School?
    • If you are parking your car and meeting your child at school, please
      • make sure you are not parked in front of a driveway
      • remain off the sidewalks on school property and wait off to the side on the grass to allow our students to get to where they need to be in a safe, physically distant manner.
      • please do not stand in the parking lot and wait for your child there

Grade 7-9  Pick-Up Zone : Village Drive

  • A monitor will be located at Village Drive to assist students
  • IMPORTANT: 
    • Any student left waiting for a ride in this zone after 3:30 p.m. will be escorted back to the school. Please pick your child there.
    • Please note that we may alter this time as our new procedures are adjusted.
  • Driving Courtesy
    • Please drive  with courtesy in mind as you drive through the streets  in front of our neighbors’ homes.

After school pick-up van be a frustrating time. We urge all drivers to become familiar with the procedures, respect them, and contact the school if you have any questions.


Can You Help?

If you can spend 10 minutes after school assisting with pick-up monitoring, our procedures can speed up immensely. Please contact the principal.

Vehicle Identification Number

  • If your child is picked up regularly, you may wish to request a vehicle identification number.
  • The vehicle identification number is simply a tag that should be hung on your rear-view mirror for after school pick-up.
  • Having the number allows monitors to call out the number to the students and direct them to your vehicle sooner. Therefore, please make sure your child knows your vehicle number.
  • If you do not have a vehicle identification number and wish to get one, please complete this form.

Pick-Up Zones

Grades K-4 Pick-Up Zone: School Parking Lot

  • Please continue to enter Hawkins Crescent at its west access (ie – not at the pedestrian crossing).
  • Form a single line curbside.
  • Keep your four way flashers on to indicate to the vehicle behind you that you are in the pick-up line.
  • As students are picked up, the line will move forward. Please move with the line.
  • Please do not park or wait for you child while in the pick-up line along Hawkins. Remain in your vehicle and move forward with the line.
  • You may wish for your child to wait along the playground fence to be picked up there.
  • Do not double-park or pass to gain entry to the parking lot.

How will I know where my child is? 

  • Unless you’ve made alternate arrangements with your child, all students who are being picked up will remain at the main entrance of the school.
  • As students are picked up, the pick-up vehicle line will move forward.
  • A monitor is also located on Hawkins Crescent calling out vehicle numbers to the monitors at the school entrance.
  • If that monitor finds your child, he or she will be directed to walk along the sidewalk to the Hawkins Crescent monitor.

How will my child get to my car?

  • Parents or drivers will be required to assist children into their car.

Can I pass the line after my child has been picked up?

  • You may pass the line when it is safe to do so if you picked up your child on Hawkin’s Crescent.
  • If you picked up your child in the school parking lot, please do not pass unless a traffic monitor has indicated that you may do so.