Safety

  1. Bicycles are permitted in grades 3-6 for transportation to and from school.  Decisions regarding safe use of bicycles rest with the Principal or Principal’s designee.  Racks are provided at the school and all bicycles must be locked.  Students are expected to wear helmets if they ride their bikes to McNear School.  Helmets are required by law.  Parents with financial hardship can contact the school office confidentially. Please remind your children of the following bicycle rules of the road:
    1. Bicycle riders are bicycle drivers.
    2. Always be alert when driving a bicycle.
    3. Drive with automobile traffic and as close to the right side of the road as possible and obey all traffic rules.
    4. Always STOP at a STOP sign.
    5. Ride bikes in single file.
    6. On school grounds, riders must get off and walk bikes to the bike rack areas.
  2. Roller blades or skates, skateboards and scooters may be responsibly used by 3rd-6th graders for transportation to and from school.  School policy requires that helmets be worn.  Decisions regarding safe use of the above rest with the Principal or Principal’s designee.
  3. Walking:  Children should walk on the sidewalks or against oncoming traffic where there are no sidewalks and cross streets at crosswalks and corners.
  4. Automobiles: Drivers are urged to obey the curb markings.  Do not park or wait near the crosswalks. Never leave your car unattended unless it is in a parking place with the motor off.  A drive through drop off area in front of the school is marked by cones each morning. G Street access is for staff and volunteer parking and Kindergarten pick-up at 11:45 a.m. only. Do not drive into parking area before or after school.  Walk in or meet your child on Sunnyslope Avenue or G Street. All arriving students must walk in on the walkway.
  5. Picking up students during school hours: In the interest of offering as much protection as possible to our children, the McNear staff has been instructed to do the following:
    1. Insist that all adults report to the office to arrange for release of a child from school; do not go directly to the classroom.
    2. Not release children to adults unless accompanied by either the Principal or Secretary unless the adult is well known to the teacher.
    3. Not to release the child if the child appears reluctant or uncertain as to whom the person is.
    4. Verify the authenticity of the message by immediately returning the call if a call is received from an adult asking that a child be released to go home.
    5. Not to release children who ride a bus to ride home with a friend or neighbor, unless the parent has specifically given permission to the school for the child to ride home.