Traffic Safety at Guadalupe is a critical issue to keep Guadalupe students safe. The GHSC has had a Traffic Safety Team for several years now, and we always need Guadalupe parent volunteers to help keep students safe. We have provided a few important links below to signup as Crossing Guard and report problems or make suggestions. Please get in touch with our Traffic Safety Team Leader if you have any questions regarding the responsibilities or schedule ([email protected]).
Become a Crossing Guard on the Traffic Safety Team
Crossing Guard is a relatively easy job, and the shifts are short. Guadalupe’s parents, grandparents or even your middle or high school student can signup for a shift. Head to the SIGNUP sheet below and fill in a spot with your name and email address. The Lead will contact you with a welcome email.
STUDENT VOLUNTEERS (3rd/4th/5th Only)
Guadalupe has returned to the old practice of upper-grade students volunteering with their parents. Only 3rd/4th/5th Graders can take advantage of this opportunity to volunteer with their parents. If your student volunteers their time the whole school year, they will get a 1DAY-1PARK Admission to DISNEYLAND. When we say the whole school year, we don’t expect 100% attendance to their shift. However, we expect them to volunteer at least three weeks a month.
Couple of things to note:
- Only 3rd/4th/5th Graders are allowed to volunteer with their parents.
- Student volunteers should wear one of the neon green vests located in the cart.
- Students cannot volunteer alone, and a parent must be signed up for a shift.
- Students must always remain on the sidewalk and corners, except when walking to their positions. The student should not stand in the street, crosswalk, or driveway when volunteering.
- Students can be released from volunteering in the morning at 8:10 AM to get to class on time.
- Please instruct your student to only direct pedestrians on the sidewalk and not motion vehicles on the street or the driveway.
- Students volunteering at the driveway should always stand to the sides of the driveway; only parents can stand, blocking the entry of cars.
GUIDELINES FOR FAMILIES
Reporting Problems to City & Police
All Guadalupe parents are an extension of our team, and we need your help to make the city and Police department aware of some of the problems we witness around our campus. One significant problem right now is SPEEDING ALONG COLEMAN DRIVE. In less than 5 minutes, parents can submit an online request for the Police Department to come out and monitor the area. Or, if you suggest improving traffic problems around the campus, we invite you to submit an engineering survey request to the city of San Jose. Click on the link provided and fill out the forms with your request or suggestions.
Traffic Team Member Guidelines
Below are the Guidelines for our Traffic Safety Members. If you have any questions about the guidelines or need to report a problem you see during your shift. Please get in touch with the Traffic Safety Team Lead via email ([email protected]).
JAYWALKING IS JAYWALKING
Whether the student is walking alone or with a parent, they should always use the crosswalk. If parents question you, remind them their students will be walking alone one day, and teaching the best choices is more important than getting to campus before the bell.
NO PARK ZONES
Be sure parents do not park along the track fence line on Vera Cruz between drop-off and pick-up times and in the red zones along Vera Cruz Drive. If a car is parked in either location, please call the office (408) 268-1030 and tell them the make and color of the car. An announcement will be made over the loudspeaker. If you are present when the driver returns, please ask them to park out in the neighborhood next time.
KINDER DROP-OFF and PICK-UP
Kinder students are required to be dropped off and picked up IN PERSON DAILY. Parents are not allowed to pull into the parking lot and park in the line cars. ASK the parent to park and walk their student to the gate or park and wait at the gate to pick up their student.
CROSSWALK AND CARS
It’s crucial to hold up your STOP SIGN whenever students or parents enter any crosswalk. Be sure to stand in the middle of the driveway crosswalk to be more visible to cars, or stand in the middle of the Vera Cruz/Puerta Vallarta intersection to stop all 3-way traffic. Cars are not allowed to cross a crosswalk until pedestrians have crossed, your sign is down, and you are safely out of traffic. Any car not respecting your sign should be reported to the Traffic Safety Team Lead (see email above) or the principal.
The parking lot along the backside of the track is for Staff Only. Parents are welcome to park in the front of the school parking lot if available spaces.
STAY IN THE CAR
Parents who are dropping off or picking up their students should always remain in the car. Suppose the parent assists a student in taking out a bag or opening a door. Ask them next time to let their students exit the car independently.