Kiss & Go
Kiss & Go was created to provide a safe, orderly and efficient way for students who are driven to school to be dropped-off in the mornings (starting 8:30am). Kiss & Go is designed with the following goals in mind:
♥ Students exit vehicles directly to the sidewalk (not in the middle of the street)
♥ Students can get assistance in exiting their vehicle from a Kiss & Go volunteer (the driver does not need to park or get out of their vehicle)
♥ Vehicles do not get caught up in gridlock traffic around the school while competing for limited parking spaces (streets around the school are clearer and calmer for pedestrians and cyclists)
Parents and guardians should keep in mind that Kiss & Go is most appropriate for those students who are first grade and older. Parents/guardians of pre-K and Kindergarten age students are strongly encouraged to allow time to park (if driving) and walk their students to class. However, if a pre-K/K student arrives via Kiss & Go, a volunteer will walk him/her to class.
How we roll at Kiss & Go:
♥ In the mornings, please do not park on the playground-side of 33rd Place – this is the Kiss & Go lane — until 9am (or whenever the Kiss & Go sign is removed). Parking in the Kiss & Go drop-off lane blocks the flow of traffic and can cause the line of waiting vehicles to overflow onto Macomb St.
♥ Drivers who wish to drop-off students and avoid parking (Kiss & Go):
• Please pull up on 33rd as far as you can and as close to the curb as you can (out of the traffic lane).
• Kiss & Go volunteers are happy to help grab gear from front/back seats or the trunk so that you can remain in your vehicle and keep the line moving. Just let us know how we can help!
• Please be mindful of thru-traffic on 33rd and exit the Kiss & Go lane with care.
• For safety’s sake please do not drop-off students in the middle of 33rd or Lowell.
♥ Drivers who wish to park and walk students into school (a great option – preferred especially for Pre-K and K students):
• Please plan to park on Macomb St. or on 33rd Place south of Lowell.
• Bear in mind that parking is quite limited on Lowell.
♥ Non-drivers who help students walk, bike and scooter to school: Keep doing what you’re doing! Stay safe by observing bike safety rules and crossing at intersections. When possible, cross 34th St. at Lowell where there is a Crossing Guard. Bike racks can be found in the Lowell St. courtyard.
♥ Kiss & Go is made possible by parent and grandparent volunteers like YOU! Sign-up for a morning shift.
For more information about the “Kiss & Go Morning Drop-Off” procedures please see the articles in the Eaton newsletter:
To read more about safety programs at John Eaton, please see the December 2010 Eaton newsletter.