To the greatest extent possible, given the layout of our school grounds along with the mixture of building uses, we hope to isolate car traffic from buses. Consideration has been given to the large number of buses needed to transport Normandale students, the effect of additional parking and traffic related to the Community Center as well as high school athletes and fans arriving for games at the close of the school day. Safety is and always will be our primary concern with efficiency a lesser but also important consideration. Please put cell phones away and devote your full attention to the safety of all our children.
The following information briefly outlines the procedures enacted to effectively route traffic at Normandale. We have broken the information into three sections: 1) procedures for bus riders, 2) procedures for car riders, and 3) an explanation of the areas on the diagram with corresponding alphabetic letters.
Students in grades K-5 riding the bus to Normandale Elementary, exit on Normandale Road and enter the building through Door 1 or Door 1B. At the end of the day all students in grades K-5 exit the building on the Normandale Road side of the building. Those students whose buses are parked in the pull through area on Southview Lane must use the sidewalks to reach their buses. Adult supervision is provided in both areas at all times to ensure the safety of all children.
There are separate procedures for those parents who wish to drop-off/pick-up their children by entering the building and those who remain in their cars. It is essential that you follow the guidelines listed below as well as those posted on the traffic signs around our building. No student should be dropped off/picked up at any place other than area C. We are not able to supervise any other exit of the building and children could be put at risk if this rule is not followed.
Indirect drop-off/pick-up: parents are to park their cars in the Gold (south) lot “short-term” area D, which is designated for the purpose of entering the building for no more than 15 minutes or any other available space if the intention is to stay parked for a longer period of time. Parked drivers can pick up their rider(s) at the end of the day in the school entrance and escort the rider(s) to the car directly using the designated crosswalks.