To our parents,
As a member of our community, I also understand the frustrations with morning and afternoon school traffic. In my many years of directing traffic at Mountain View, I saw how important it was that all drivers fully understand how and why regarding traffic. In many cases this helps people to see things from a different perspective and understand why things are done a certain way. I ask that you first understand that there is only so much that can be done in making school traffic less frustrating due to the limitations of space, man power, and the number of cars each day. Please take a minute to look over these suggestions and explanations that may assist you in transit to and from Blue Ridge Middle School. I have also added some Traffic laws to further assist you.
At the end of the day, students are expected to leave the school grounds and return home. If students stay on school grounds after school hours, they must be supervised by an adult and parent permission is required.
School is dismissed at 3:15pm. Our staff will be here to assist in a safe dismissal of students through 4:00 pm. If a family anticipates difficulty in picking a student up by 4:00 pm, please contact the Taylors Bus Center to arrange bus transportation home or call the school to inquire about BRMS Extended Day Program. Students who have not been picked up by 4:00 pm, will be placed in the Extended Day Program and may be charged a fee.
ALL CAR RIDERS (6th, 7th, 8th): Will be dismissed to the front of the school using the Student Accountability System (SAS), with each student assigned a dismissal number. Car riders are dismissed from 6th period class when their name appears on the board in the classroom. To expedite this process, parents should have the car number assigned to your child clearly visible in the front window of the car. School staff will enter the numbers which notify the system that your child should leave the classroom for pickup. Students are not allowed to leave their classrooms until their name appears on the board. Students who leave class without authorization are subject to disciplinary action. For the safety of our students, a phone call or text to the student from a parent is not authorization to leave the classroom or building.
6th Grade Car Riders: will exit the building using the main hallway and exit the doors in the cafeteria.
7th and 8th Grade Car Riders: will exit the building using the door at the flagpole, near the 7th grade hallway.
Note: When exiting the parking lot, cars must turn right to leave the school. No cars will be allowed to turn left.
Walkers: Will be dismissed by announcement from the front office. Only students who are identified as walkers in Power School are allowed to walk from school. Parents are not allowed to pick up students in unauthorized areas including bus loading, along the side of the road, or in neighborhoods close to the school. Parents are expected to obey all traffic signs during the posted hours. Law enforcement will be utilized to ensure all traffic rules are followed during drop off and dismissal.
Bus riders: Will be dismissed by the Student Accountability System (SAS). Bus route numbers will be posted on the dismissal system in each classroom. Students should not be dismissed from their classroom until their bus number is posted on the board. Students who ride a bus should report directly to their assigned location and wait for instructions to load their bus. Students who are in unauthorized areas are subject to disciplinary action.
All Bus Riders: will exit the building using the main hallway and walk through the cafeteria to the bus area.