As many of you know, Auburn School has grown to nearly 800 students over the past few years. Unfortunately, the one thing that has not grown is the amount of space for incoming and outgoing school traffic. With this limited space and large student population, we are faced with congested traffic conditions. Some of the things we have changed over the years to promote the safety of all children involve moving the flashing school zone signs to College Street, placing a fence around the playground, practicing two intruder drills per year and opening up the second on-site drop off location at the front of the building.
In an effort to ensure safety for all Auburn students, we ask that you use an on-site location for drop offs. Our drop off time begins at 7:25 and ends at 7:45 daily on the Hill Street location. We will have the front drop off location open at 7:30 daily. The front location will have a right turn only exit to College Street from 7:15 AM - 7:45 AM to reduce traffic congestion. Please help us keep your child(ren) safe by using one of the on-site locations for dropping off your child(ren).
In addition, the Auburn Police and residents of Hill Street have asked that we please do not block Hill Street. With the lack of physical space to hold the traffic volume we have daily, we must use our city streets to access the Hill Street location. Please enter Hill Street from Roosevelt or Peterson as you have in the past. You will need to make a right turn to enter the loop on the Hill Street location. Please do not enter from the College Street side of Hill Street. By not blocking Hill Street, we are enabling our neighbors to easily enter and exit their homes as needed as well as providing emergency services access if ever needed.
Thank you for your assistance in making Auburn School a safer school for all children and assisting the neighbors of our community.
David Ward, Principal