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My reflections on student safety....

As I reflect on the tragic accident reported last week in Markham that took the life of a kindergarten child on her way to school, my condolences go out to the families and the school community of David Suzuki Public School as they struggle to deal with their loss. I felt it important that I remind my community again about our own safety concerns in our parking lot at the school.  Student safety it our first priority. We need your help.  

Please use our kiss and ride program as it is meant to be run. Drop off your children safely in the designated spots. Say goodbye at the curb and let them go into our supervised school grounds. If you want to go with them, please only park in the visitors parking spots or on the street. Make sure to get your children to school on time without stress...without rushing. 

Please slow down...please watch out for all our children. Never drive in the wrong way across the sidewalk and along the curb in front of the school. Never go in our bus loop. 

Please be courteous towards one another and school staff... Be kind. Your children are watching what you do. Your children are learning from you.

Thank you to all those who do this already every day. I urge us all to always be mindful of our actions. Together we can help everyone begin their day at our school safely and happily. For this you have my gratitude. Thank you.

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