Saint Peter Public Schools’ Resource Officers Jon Hughes and Tom Winsell work with school administrators each school year to develop a safe and efficient plan for family members dropping off and picking up their students each school day.
“As the school year comes to a close and we are now again at full capacity, I'd like to thank everyone for driving safely during pick-up and drop-offs of students throughout the district,” Hughes said. “I’d also like to take the opportunity to provide a quick reminder of what routes are preferred.”
The preferred drop-off and pick-up locations, per SRO Hughes, for each of the SPPS buildings are:
Use the loop to drop-off and pick-up. The parking lot in front of the main entrance will have restricted access during pick-up, so please only use the loop.
We’d prefer all drop-off and pick-ups occur from the school side (not street side) on the passenger side of your vehicle to eliminate any students having to cross the road. This would include the north side of Flandrau Street between N. 7th Street and N. 8th Street and on N. 7th Street between Traverse Road and Flandrau Street.
The preferred drop-off and pick-up location is the football field parking lot. Capitol Drive is becoming overly congested, resulting in a blockage of the staff parking lot, which inhibits the ability of staff to travel between buildings at the end of the day.
Parent drop off and pick ups are only on the west side of the high school. The east side is designated for the buses only.
“Our community does such an amazing job with pick-ups and drop-offs,” Hughes said. “Please continue to yield with care and be prepared for students to be near or around your vehicles at any time. You as caregivers to St. Peter School District students have adapted to change with compliance and patience to the benefit of our student population, so thank you.”
If you ever have any questions or concerns in regards to student pick up or drop offs, please email SRO Hughes at email@example.com.