Principal’s Message, December 2019:
This first week of December has presented much additional traffic at LMS due to the colder, snowy conditions. Many walkers, as well as bus riders, are now being driven to/from school. With this additional traffic, we ask that everyone plans accordingly and allows for extra time. I would also like to take this opportunity to address some drop-off practices that frustrate other drivers and compromise the safety of our students.
We need the cars to pull as far forward as possible in our loading zone (there is a large orange construction style sign) to maximize the number of cars that can load/unload at the same time. Often, this means driving past the drop-off point closest to the door. When cars stop to wait at the closest point along the curb, traffic stops completely, more cars are backed up through the lot and onto Main Street, and more cars try to bypass by traveling down the center parking aisle. Students are then dropped off in locations where they must cross this line of automobile traffic. Our drop off/pick up guidelines are in place to keep our students safe and adherence to them is vital to that purpose. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
I genuinely value the feedback of the community. Should you ever have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via phone (781)334-5810 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Stephen R. Ralston, Principal