HOPE – The return of students to classes at the five campuses of the Hope Public School District means that protocols are in place at each campus regarding arrivals and departures in both car line and bus route transportation.
Clinton Primary School bus students arrive on campus at 7:05 a.m. daily and should enter the building and walk to their designated areas before breakfast, CPS Principal Ashlea Stewart said.
Stewart said dismissal times for bus students are color-coded into three groups. Buses arrive and depart on the bus lane at the west side of the campus.
Students arriving by car should be on campus at 7:15 a.m., and are to go to designated areas prior to breakfast, she said. Car riders are dismissed at the second bell at the end of the day and should go to Hall 7 to designated grade-level pick-up areas.
Morning and afternoon car lines are on the east side of the campus.
Beryl Henry Elementary
Students at Beryl Henry Elementary School will continue to contend with some aspects of construction during the early weeks of school until work on expanded parking and campus landscaping is completed.
Morning arrival for car riders is 7:20 a.m., and afternoon departure is 3 p.m. on the north side of the campus. Bus students arrive at 7:10 a.m. and depart beginning at 3:05 p.m. on the east side of the campus.
Yerger Middle School
Students at YMS arriving and departing campus by bus will arrive on campus and board buses to depart on the cafeteria side of the campus off Henry C. Yerger Street, according to Principal Josclyn Wiley. Car riders should arrive beginning at 7:15 a.m. and depart beginning at 3:20 p.m. on the main office side of the campus off East Ninth Street, Wiley said.
Hope Academy of Public Service students arriving by car should be brought to the Seventh Street parking lot, and enter the building on the Grady Street side, HAPS Principal Dr. Carol Ann Duke said. Parents should exit the parking lot via Seventh Street without blocking the bus loop on Washington Street, Duke said.
She said car riders depart from campus via the Seventh Street parking lot.
Bus riders will arrive and depart from the bus loop on the Washington Street side of the campus.
Staff parking has been moved to the Seventh Street parking lot at the rear of the campus, and visitor parking will be located in the Sixth and Washington streets side parking lot. Handicapped parking spaces are provided near the Sixth and Grady streets intersection.
The changes are designed to conform to city code, according Hope Police Chief J. R. Wilson.
Wilson said Ordinance 1473, Section 5A, states, “All vehicle parking shall be done on improved parking areas as outlined in Article 5-8 of Part A of the City of Hope Land Development Code. Parking or maneuvering in the front yard space is not allowed. Access to parking shall be only by improved drive, and complete to the street paving without blocking sidewalks or other public ways.”
Hope High School
Students arriving and departing by car at HHS should do so on the 18th Street side of the campus, Principal Bill Hoglund said.
“No personal vehicles should use the bus line on campus,” Hoglund said.
Bus riders arrive and depart via the bus line on the 16th Street side of the campus.