Info sessions for ‘Kiss ’N Ride’ slated
Parents, caregivers, and guardians are encouraged to attend the “Kiss ’N Ride” program information sessions being held on Tuesday evening.
“They are going to be a half-hour in length,” noted OPP Cst. Anne McCoy of the Fort Frances Traffic Safety Committee, who initiated the program in conjunction with the Rainy River District School Board and Northwest Catholic District School Board.
There will be one session at Robert Moore School at 6 p.m. and one at J.W. Walker School at 7 p.m.
“They can go to whichever session is most convenient for them,” Cst. McCoy said, noting St. Francis School parents are also encouraged to attend either of the information sessions.
“They’ll be able to see the routes specific to each school,” she added. “And we will hand out some materials.”
She indicated if parents have any questions or concerns, it would be helpful if they submitted them in writing to allow the committee time to follow up, as well as to post the answer on the “Kiss ’N Ride” web page.
“That way, everyone can see the answers,” Cst. McCoy noted.
The “Kiss ’N Ride” program is a convenient, safe and efficient procedure for dropping off children in the morning, and for picking up children from school in the afternoon.
“Once a parent/caregiver’s car has come to a complete stop in the designated area, a staff member will be waiting to greet the occupants and ensure the children safely arrive to or depart from school,” Cst. McCoy explained.
“This program separates the vehicular traffic from school bus traffic to further enhance the safe and efficient transportation process, hence the new construction occurring at Robert Moore and J.W. Walker school sites,” she noted.
With paving currently underway, Travis Enge, also member of the Traffic Safety Committee, noted the work is on schedule and the “Kiss ’N Ride” program will be utilized on the first day of classes (Aug. 27).
McCoy is also looking for volunteers to assist with the dispersal of information and relay back to co-ordinators any observations or feedback from those utilizing the “Kiss ’N Ride” program during the implementation phase.
This assistance is needed beginning Aug. 27 to Sept. 6 from 8:15-8:45 a.m. and from 3-3:30 p.m.
Cst. McCoy indicated volunteers are welcome to sign up once or as many times as they wish during these periods.
Please contact Cst. McCoy via e-mail at email@example.com if you are interested in helping out.
“We’re excited to welcome ‘Kiss ’N Ride’ to Fort Frances,” she stressed.
For more information about the “Kiss ’N Ride” program, visit www.rrdsb.com/node/300