|Tuesday, 20 March 2012 00:00|
I apologize for such a lengthy letter, but the subject matters necessitate it being so.
The safety of our students is our primary concern in all of our plans and decisions. With that safety in mind, I present our new security procedures and review our drop-off/pick-up procedures.
Beginning August 14 Cabrini’s campus will be secured and entry onto the campus restricted.
A security guard will be on duty weekdays beginning at 6:30 a.m. He will remain on duty until the last person leaves after an athletic or other event or until 10:30 p.m., whichever comes first. For dances and other late events, we will have New Orleans policemen present.
Before 8:00 a.m. the guard will allow on campus only those with valid automobile tags or names he has received for scheduled meetings. The automobile gates from Moss Street and Esplanade Avenue will be closed at all times after 8:00 a.m. daily and a security guard will be attending the Moss Street driveway.
All doors facing Moss Street and Esplanade Avenue will be kept locked beginning at 8:20 a.m. daily. Entry will be through the Moss Street lobby doors. and the side door by the visitor parking lot. A camera/buzz-in system will allow people into the building.
All visitors, including parents, must park in the visitor parking lot and enter the building through the main Moss Street entrance or the visitor lot entrance both using the camera/buzz-in system.
After dismissal the Moss Street driveway gate will be open but the guard will remain. Parents picking up After School Lab students and anyone attending athletic or other events will be allowed into the yard.
Beginning August 13, all faculty, staff, A1 cleaning, and cafeteria personnel must park in the schoolyard leaving the visitor parking lot available for visitors. This will create a full schoolyard parking lot at all times. We ask your cooperation and consideration.
Remembering that we must remain good neighborhood citizens, we ask that you follow our drop-off/pick-up procedure.
* You may not drive into the yard to drop off or pick up your daughter. She must be dropped off and picked up on either Esplanade Avenue or Moss Street.
*The areas in front of the Moss Street building and the Esplanade Avenue building are not available for parking but are marked with parking cones and used as drop-off and pick-up bays.
*Pre-freshmen and freshmen should be dropped off and picked up in front of the Esplanade building – do not pull in the school's driveways. They may enter the campus through the Esplanade Building’s opened first floor doorway. Please obey the policeman’s directions. Please do not block both lanes of Esplanade, but rather stay in the right hand lane only. Please proceed quickly into the drop-off/pick-up bay. Once in the bay, please pull as far forward as possible to allow other cars into the bay behind you. Do not stop in front of Crescent Cradle to drop off students if there is room to pull up in front of your car. Please pull as far forward as possible. Please be considerate of other drivers.
*Sophomores and juniors should be dropped-off/picked-up on Moss Street. Please use the designated areas in front of the school. We ask that seniors are dropped off or picked up across the bridge and meet their transportation across Bayou St. John on that side of Moss Street.
For those using Moss Street, please keep in mind that it is a two-way street. Do not stop in the lane closest to Bayou St. John for drop-off. Do not block both sides of the street to traffic. We have been working with the New Orleans Traffic Patrol and they caution us that vehicles blocking the left hand lanes on Esplanade, Moss, or vehicles parked on the Moss Street bridge bays or on the bayou levees, will be ticketed.
Again, at 8:00 a.m. the gate on Esplanade Avenue is closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic for the remainder of the day. If you must come to Cabrini during the school day, you are asked to park in the visitors’ lot to the right of the Moss Street building and enter through the door located in that lot or through the main entrance on Moss Street.
At any time when you are entering the yard through Moss Street, please be aware that this is the only entrance/exit to the yard. Though we have enlarged that driveway, we ask that you please proceed with caution and do not speed into the yard.
We strongly suggest that you not arrive at school for pick-up BEFORE 3:20 p.m. This will allow your daughters, who are dismissed at 3:10 p.m., time to go to their lockers and move to the pick-up point. This will alleviate lanes of traffic from being blocked for lengthy periods of time. If you have younger children who must be picked up at other schools, we suggest you pick up those children before proceeding to Cabrini. We ask for your complete cooperation and your patience. We are working to provide the best and safest educational environment possible for your daughters.
Ardley R. Hanemann, Jr.