Arrival & Dismissal
Stratford Academy Victoria
read the following traffic procedures.
These procedures were created to provide a safe and orderly arrival and departure for all that come and go to Stratford
Academy Victoria Soto School. Your
cooperation in following these procedures will help us to maintain our high
traffic safety standards.
Anyone needing to enter the building during the school day
between 8:45 A.M. – 3:15 P.M. should park in the spaces provided in the back
parking lot area off of Sedgewick Avenue. There are a limited number of spaces
within the car loop between the two school buildings. When you are at the main
entrance door, please ring the bell, and state your name and the nature of your
visit. This is the only door that can be
used to enter the building. Once inside, you must enter the main office first.
EVERY VISITOR MUST
SIGN IN THE OFFICE AND WEAR A VISITOR BADGE. PLEASE BE PREPARED TO SHOW PICTURE
Students - Front of School - North (Birdseye St. Side Near the Car Loop and
Across from Johnson)
All bus students
arrive and depart from this location in front of the flag pole. This area is reserved for bus arrivals from
8:30 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. and bus departures from 3:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.
Parents should not use the Johnson driveway during these times. The school
buses enter through the Johnson House main entranceway, and they will stop at
the flag pole area. Students will be walked to buses by a staff member.
¨ Car Loop
- Located between Victoria Soto School and Johnson House
All Stratford Academy students arriving and departing by car
will use the car loop located between the two school buildings.
The turn-around is clearly marked with NO PARKING signs along the sidewalk. This is a DROP-OFF/PICK-UP
The teachers and staff on duty will ask to see your BOBCAT BADGE (YOU SHOULD DISPLAY THIS IN YOUR VEHICLE FOR THE STAFF TO SEE
CLEARLY) and ask you for your child's name (we also ask that you write your
child(ren)’s name(s) on the bobcat badge). They will then call on the
walkie-talkie to have your child come to your car.
Vehicles using the turn-around must proceed in a single file along the outer curb only. CHILDREN SHOULD NEVER WALK BETWEEN CARS!
No one should be
parking in the car loop fire lane in between the two school buildings at ANY
TIME DURING THE DAY. THIS IS A DESIGNATED FIRE LANE FOR THE USE OF EMERGENCY
VEHICLES ONLY. There are a limited number of visitor parking spaces within the
loop area in the event that you have to drop something off for your child or
pick your child up early.
Line - Northwest Side (Back of School Building Near the Loop Entrance)
This back door is designated for students who are dismissed as "walkers." Students are dismissed one at a time at this
door by teachers/staff to a parent or guardian. Please show your BOBCAT BADGE to the teacher/staff who is dismissing the students. “Walkers” will only be dismissed from
this door. Parking in the car loop area
to pick up “walkers” is not allowed.
If there is any change in your child’s dismissal routine
(e.g. pick up by car instead of riding the bus), or if you need your child
dismissed early (e.g. doctor/dentist appointment before 3:00) please write a note to be given
to your child’s teacher. Please come into the main office to sign your child
out of school, and he or she will be called to the office once you have arrived.
Every student will be issued two BOBCAT BADGES
2015-2016 (color will change each year) in the opening of school mailing. They must be used for “WALKER LINE” and “CAR
LINE” and any office dismissals. They
have to be displayed by an authorized person before a child is dismissed. This
is for the protection of the child. If you are in need of a replacement BOBCAT BADGE, please contact the main office to be issued a new one.
If you have any questions regarding these arrival/dismissal
procedures, please do not hesitate to contact the main office at 203-375-2206.