Back to School Safety Reminders
District 35 schools will operate in-person for the 2021-2022 school year, with the first full week of school starting Monday, August 30. Click here to learn more about District 35's COVID-19 mitigation plans for students and teachers from the Board of Education. As classes resume, traffic congestion near schools is likely as buses are picking up and dropping off passengers, children riding their bikes to school and parents are dropping their kids off on the way to work. Unfortunately, school-aged children are at high risk of being killed in school transportation-related crashes during the school year. To ensure that all are kept safe on their travels to school each day, please keep in mind the following reminders:
- The Village, Glencoe District 35 and the Glencoe Park District have partnered to develop Safe Routes to School information, especially for families interested in walking or biking to school. Please review the travel guide to see crossing guard locations, stop signs and recommended school routes across the community.
- For families with children walking and biking to school, review safety and traffic skills with your children. Make sure that young bikers have properly-fitted helmets and know not to use electronics while riding.
- Each school has specific car drop-off procedures during the school year to reduce the risk of vehicle accidents. Please visit District 35’s website to review the car line procedures for your children’s respective schools.
- Use caution when operating a vehicle near school and residential zones and reduce speed around pedestrians and cyclists.
- Public Safety officers will be present and visible at all schools during arrival and dismissal times, and they will also monitor crossing locations.
The Village and District 35 have also partnered to develop school walking and biking route maps to encourage more students and families to choose to walk and bike to and from school. The map below is designed to show parents the locations of crossing guards, traffic signals, and stop signs in our community.
For additional back-to-school reminders and information, please visit District 35’s website or contact the Public Safety Department at (847) 835-4112. Have a safe and enjoyable new school year!