Traffic and Parking Management Plan
New Horizons School is a growing school. The school we occupy was originally built as a neighborhood school in which students could walk, take their bikes, or take a short bus ride. However, NHS is in a unique situation in that it is not a neighborhood school – students come to our school from varying distances resulting in a situation where a large portion of our students are driven to and from school.
Consequently, the increased volume of drivers has resulted in a parking and traffic situation that causes much congestion, especially at pick-up time after school. Because of the volume of traffic, please know that pick -up time will be slow. Our Traffic and Parking Management Plan can only do so much.
New Horizons School, Strathcona County, Traffic Enforcement and Elk Island Transportation, continue to work closely together to try to keep the streets around NHS safe, non-congested as possible, and as least disruptive for our neighbors as possible.
In the spring of 2018, Strathcona Council requested that a traffic study around our school because of the volume of residential complaints. Our Traffic and Parking Management Plan is a collaborative response to the study that was presented to Council in September.
Driving your child to school or picking your child up after school?
Here’s what you need to know.
Please take the time to carefully review the following information in each of the links so that student safety is maximized and traffic congestion is reduced.
- On the lighter side: Are you a visual learner? Are you still uncertain about our Traffic and Parking Management Plan? If so, check out our video!
- Are You Doing it Right? Driving Behaviours of Concern
- Overview: Parking and Traffic Management
- Morning Drop-Off
- After School Pick-Up
- Request a Pick-Up Number Tag
A smooth and quick drop-off requires many helpers. We are in need of monitors for student drop-off (8:15 a.m. – 8:35 a.m.) or after school pick-up (3:14 p.m. – 3: 30 p.m.).
Monitors help unload and load students, and indicate if vehicles may pass in the parking lot. It is a wonderful way to meet many parents and students.
If you are able to help, please contact the school principal.