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Walking to School
At Blair Ridge P.S., we encourage our students to arrive at school on foot. This not only reduces the amount of vehicular traffic at our school, but it enables our students the opportunity for some additional exercise, fresh air, and positive social interactions with other students.

While walking to school offers immeasurable benefits to our students, it also brings about the need for some heightened awareness and parents are asked to review the following safety tips with their children.

Crossing Guards

Crossing Guards are provided by the Town of Whitby. If you have questions about the Crossing Guard service, please visit the Town of Whitby website for more information.

  1. Please cross with the School Crossing Guard.
  2. Wait for the Guard’s second whistle.
  3. Walk, don’t run, across the street.
  4. Walk your bikes and carry your skateboards.
  5. Do not bounce your ball while on the road.
  6. Remove headphones while on the road.
  7. Encourage your parents to cross with the Guard.

Crossing Guard Schedule:
 
Blackfriar Ave/Cachet
8:05 - 8:25 a.m.
11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
12 - 12:15 p.m.
3 - 3:20 p.m.
 
Blackfriar Ave/Wilshire
8:05 - 8:25 a.m.
11:15 - 11:30 a.m.
12 - 12:15 p.m.
2:55 - 3:20 p.m.
 
Cachet/Princeton Court (no guard on duty for lunch)
8 a.m. - 8:25 a.m.
3 - 3:15 p.m.


Safety Tips for Kids

 
✔  Always walk with a buddy to and from school. Consider organizing walking groups with other families in your area.
 
✘  Do not talk to strangers.
 
✔ Inform your parents and the school if a stranger approaches you.
 
✘ Remember, adults do not ask for directions from children.
 
✔ Always let your parents know if there has been a change in your plans.
 
✘  Avoid taking short cuts through fields and parks.
 
✘  Never walk alone, especially at night.