Thursday, November 26, 2020

Back-to-School News and Traffic Information

Parents and kids are enjoying the last few weeks of summer before heading back-to-school!  Preparations are already underway for Carroll Independent School teachers and administrators. If you don’t have it marked yet on your calendar, the first day of school for CISD students is Monday, August 22, 2016.

The Southlake Police Department is also busy preparing and planning for back-to-school traffic. School Resource Officers (SROs) will be on campus to help keep traffic moving smoothly as parents drop off and pick-up their children.

A School Resource Officer will be on each campus to assist students and teachers when classes begin, as well as throughout the school year. We hope that you will look for opportunities to meet your child’s SRO during ‘Back-to-School’ events. If you are new to the school district and want to learn more about your child’s SRO we have provided a link for you School Resource Officers (SROs).

During the first week of school, additional police officers will help keep an eye on traffic in and around area schools. Officers will make sure drivers slow down and watch for students getting into and out of vehicles or buses near school zones.

Drivers are also reminded to use extra caution and watch for children on bicycles crossing streets and intersections. “Our number one priority is to make sure students arrive safely to school. Drivers can help keep our children safe by planning ahead and allowing themselves extra time to get to their destination,” said Police Chief James Brandon.

And in if parents haven’t heard yet, contractors are preparing for the installation of a new traffic signal light at the North White Chapel and Ascot Drive intersection. Crews are working to get the signal installed and operational prior to the start of the school year. Once installed, the signal will help ensure the safety of students crossing the street at this location as well as help manage traffic along North White Chapel Boulevard. Updates on the progress of the signal installation will be provided weekly and posted to mysouthlakenews.com and the DPS and City’s social media sites.

The Southlake Police Department also has a few tips to help drivers and parents navigate the first week back-to-school:

  • Parents – check for any changes in traffic patterns near your child’s school and make adjustments for any road construction in the area.
  • It also might be a good idea to ‘time’ the route you would normally take to allow yourself enough drive time for the first week of school as traffic will increase before and after school.
  • All drivers – **Remember to obey all traffic warning signs including “no cell phone use” when lights are flashing in school zones.
  • The first home football game is Friday night, August 26. Watch for traffic plans for Carroll ISD home games.

You can find more information on Carroll ISD’s start time for classes and additional back-to-school information.

Working together, we can ensure a safe and successful school year for everyone.