Safety and Security
Remember that parking where the curb is painted red is illegal. DO NOT stop or park in the crosswalk for any reason. The crosswalk area is notated with a red curb, and will have orange cones present to help drivers remember. If the crosswalk light is red, stop before the white line to allow pedestrians to safely cross the street. A BV staff member will be in the crosswalk area to help pedestrians cross and to remind drivers of the rules.
Watch the Monson family use the crosswalk correctly in the video below.
Primary Pawse Lane:
The yellow painted curb to the west of the main staircase is a NO PARKING zone. This area will be utilized for the Preschool and Kindergarten Primary Pawse. Since this process is new and we have never tried it before, it may change over the next few weeks. However, here is how it will work:
- The Pawse lane and primary student supervision will occur between 7:35am and 7:45am.
- Vehicles will pull in to the Pawse lane starting at the main staircase and pull forward as far as they can.
- The grown up in the vehicle will put the vehicle in park and exit the vehicle.
- The grown up will assist in the Primary student getting out of the vehicle.
- A BV staff member will be present to help and to have the parent sign the student in for the day. (The grown up will not need to go to the classroom door or wait with their child.)
- The student will join another BV staff member just inside the big playground with other primary students to wait for the first bell at 7:45 before going inside the school's west door as a group.
- The grown up will get back in their vehicle and drive away.
The total time any one vehicle should be in the Pawse lane is five minutes.
Watch the short video below to see how the Neumann family does it!
The yellow-painted curb in front of the school is a NO PARKING zone. This area will be utilized for the 1st Grade through 5th Grade Kiss-and-Go. Please only have your child(ren) exit the passenger side of the vehicle once you've pulled up to the staff member(s) stationed directly east of the main staircase. Watch the brief video, at the link below, to see how the Cline family does it!
Here are few things to remember about the Kiss-and-Go: Staff will be present to help children get out of vehicles and supervise from 7:35 to 7:50.
- Clear signage will be visible along the curb to provide reminders.
- Students need to be ready to exit the vehicle once you've reached a staff member.
- Students exit the passenger side of the vehicle only.
- Do not pull out into traffic from the middle of the Kiss-and-Go - wait until you get to the main staircase to exit.
- Do not put your vehicle in park in the Kiss-and-Go lane.
- Grown Ups will not exit their vehicles in the Kiss-and-Go lane.
Watch the short video below to see how the Kline family does it!
Of course, if you choose to park your vehicle and walk with your child to the school and/or classroom door, you are more than welcome to! Please be courteous to our neighbors and other drivers.
- Avoid parking in front of driveways.
- No parking within 30 feet of fire hydrants.
- Avoid parking within 2 car lengths of any corner (especially at Limit St)
- No U or Y turns on Pikes Peak in front of the school - drive around the block to change directions
- Don't use driveways if you don't live in that house.
State Traffic Code for Reference
MODEL TRAFFIC CODE FOR COLORADO
Originally adopted in 1952.
Subsequently revised in 1962,1966, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1995, 2003, 2009, 2010, and 2020
Colorado Department of Transportation State of Colorado
(Revision 2 : Dated:7/7/2021)
1204. Stopping, standing, or parking prohibited in specified places.
(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (4) of this section, no person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or an official traffic control device, in any of the following places:
a. On a sidewalk;
b. Within an intersection;
c. On a crosswalk;
d. Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within thirty feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless the traffic authority indicates a different length by signs or markings;
e. Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic;
f. On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
g. Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel;
h. On any railroad tracks;
i. On any controlled-access highway;
j. In the area between roadways of a divided highway, including crossovers;
k. At any other place where official signs prohibit stopping.
(2) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (4) of this section, in addition to the restrictions specified in subsection (1) of this section, no person shall stand or park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or an official traffic control device, in any of the following places:
a. Within five feet of a public or private driveway;
b. Within fifteen feet of a fire hydrant;
c. Within twenty feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
d. Within thirty feet upon the approach to any flashing beacon or signal, stop sign, yield sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway;
e. Within twenty feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station or, on the side of a street opposite the entrance to any fire station, within seventy-five feet of said entrance when properly signposted;
f. At any other place where official signs prohibit standing.