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Roosevelt Middle School Has New Traffic Safety Rules

Roosevelt Middle School in River Forest has new traffic safety procedures in place for the new school year.

River Forest School District 90 will have new pick-up procedures during dismissal at Roosevelt Middle School as kids return to school for the 2013-14 school year.

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According to District 90, the new procedures were developed with the Village of River Forest and River Forest police, "To address student safety and traffic concerns during dismissal time." 

In a letter to parents, Roosevelt Principal Larry Garstki wrote, "We need your cooperation in this matter to ensure student safety and order."

He provided the following updates to Roosevelt's traffic safety procedures:

  • Oak Street will be one way going west during school hours.
  • The "circle drive" on Oak Street will be blocked off during drop-off and dismissal.
  • The west side side of Jackson and north side of Oak will be the student waiting line for picking up your child curbside. The outside lane will be for through traffic.Do  not stop your vehicle in the through lane to pick up your child. You  may want to pick a spot to meet your child farther up the block to avoid the heavier traffic directly in front of the school.
  • You can enter the waiting line only by going south down Jackson in the right lane.
  • If there is space between cars in the waiting line, please pull forward to create space for someone else entering that lane from behind.
  • Please do not block the student crosswalks at the corners!
  • Once you have picked up your child, please pull into the through lane and continue away from the school.
  • If you have babysitters or other family members who pick up your child, please notify them of these procedures.
  • Violators will be subject to traffic tickets.

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