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Lord Nelson Elementary, in partnership with the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver School Board, is piloting a School Street program from Monday, May 8, 2023 to Friday, June 2, 2023. During School Street times, no motor vehicles will be permitted to enter or exit the block, however, parked vehicles may remain.
The School Street will be in effect from:
Date: May 8, 2023 to June 2, 2023 (4 weeks), all school days
Location: Kitchener Street between Garden Drive and Templeton Drive
Time: 8:40 - 9:10 AM and 2:50 - 3:20 PM
Extended Hours: Please note that School Street pick-up time hours will be extended on Fridays by 30 minutes (2:50 - 3:50 PM) to facilitate additional activities on site.
Thank you for volunteering and supporting this initiative to improve safety and encourage active travel at our school! As an incentive, for every shift you attend, your child’s class will be entered into a draw to win a Popsicle Party. The more you volunteer, the more chances to win! (Note that a new winner will be drawn weekly and each volunteer will only be able to win once.)
We will be working with teachers to ensure that, if you are volunteering, your child can be released to you at your post.
Volunteer Shift Information
What to bring:
Appropriate outdoor gear for whatever the weather may be
Equipment: To be updated closer to the launch date!
8:30am/2:40pm: Arrive, meet partner, collect volunteer bin from inside school, put on vests, unlock barriers, position each barrier next to the school street.
8:40am/2:50pm: When it is safe to do so, position barriers on the street. Follow guidance provided in traffic control plan. School Street begins, answer questions or provide City of Vancouver contact info as necessary.
9:10am/3:20pm: When it is safe to do so, move equipment off road. Lock barriers with cable and combination lock at designated location. Return vests and volunteer bin back to school.
It will be possible for volunteers to pick up their children from school while they are volunteering. Ask us how.
If you have any questions before or after you sign up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. In the case of an emergency, please call 911, alert school admin and/or the School Street Volunteer Coordinator as appropriate.
Volunteers will be sent a training video and volunteer guide in advance of the program.