Parking Lot Rules & Reminders
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Please use the crosswalks when walking across the Sellman and Kinder parking lots and Woodside Road! Please do NOT:

  • Block the crosswalk/walkways in the parking lots at drop-off
  • Double park behind parked cars in the lots at pick-up
  • Park in handicapped parking spaces unless have a handicap placard on dash
  • Park in any no-parking red zones, including behind the 1st grade classes
  • Park in parking spaces designated for "staff"
  • Sit in a parked car with the engine running (noisy & bad for the environment!)
  • The left lanes are for passing ONLY.  Please do not stop, wait, or park in these lanes so that traffic can freely move as cars are trying to exit. 
  • Do not stop your car or wait behind parked cars in both parking lots as people may need to exit.  Please either park in an open spot or line up in the pick-up lines, which are the lines on the right-hand side. You may also park on Woodside Road.  

Pedestrian Safety
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  • Always press the signal and use the crosswalk when walking across Woodside Road to the Sellman and Kinder parking lots.
  • Before entering the roadway, double-check road lights are flashing and incoming cars are slowing down allowing a safe cross. Make eye contact with the driver!
  • If driving, please DO NOT pass on the right in the bike lane — be patient and wait for the car ahead of you to turn into the parking lots — there may be an approaching biker or pedestrian that you can't see!

Bike Safety
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Let's keep all our students safe on the Woodside roads anytime they are riding their bikes out there!

Wear Your Helmet!
Bike accidents can lead to head and brain injuries but they can be avoided or lessened when your wear your helmet … and it’s the law!  Wearing a helmet doesn't mean you can be reckless, but a helmet will provide some protection for your face, head, and brain in case you fall down.

  • Your helmet should have a sticker that says it meets standards set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). If your helmet doesn't have a CPSC sticker, please get one that does. Wear a bike helmet EVERY TIME YOU RIDE, even if you are going for a short ride.
  • Your bike helmet should fit you properly. You don't want it too small or too big. Never wear a hat under your bike helmet. If you're unsure if your helmet fits you well, ask someone at a bike store.
  • Once you have the right helmet, you need to wear it the right way so it will protect you. It should be worn level and cover your forehead. Don't tip it back so your forehead is showing. The straps should always be fastened. Make sure the straps are adjusted so they're snug enough that you can't pull or twist the helmet around on your head.
  • If your helmet is damaged, it won’t protect you as well when you really need it. If you do fall down and put your helmet to the test, be sure to get a new one.
  • Many bike helmets today are lightweight and come in cool colors. You can personalize it with some of your favorite stickers and reflective stickers are a great choice because they look cool and make you more visible to people driving cars.

It’s About The Bike — Safety First

  • Riding a bike that is the right size for you also helps keeps you safe. When you are on your bicycle, stand straddling the top bar of your bike so that both feet are flat on the ground. There should be 1 to 3 inches (2.5 to 7.6 centimeters) of space between you and the top bar.
  • Make sure your seat, handlebars, and wheels fit tightly.
  • Check and oil your chain regularly.
  • Check your brakes to be sure they work well and aren't sticking.
  • Check your tires to make sure they have enough air and the right amount of tire pressure.
Be Seen, Be Safe!
  • Wearing bright clothes and putting reflectors on your bike also can help you stay safe. It helps other people on the road see you. Daytime riding is the safest so try to avoid riding your bike at dusk and later.
  • Make sure nothing will get caught in your bike chains, such as loose pant legs, backpack straps, or shoelaces. Wear the right shoes — sneakers — when you bike. Sandals, flip-flops, shoes with heels, and cleats won't help you grip the pedals. And never go riding barefoot!
  • Do NOT wear headphones when riding your bike. The music can distract you from noises around you, such as a car blowing its horn so you can get out of the way.
Where to Ride
  • Know WHERE you're allowed to ride your bike (from your parents). You need to know how far you're allowed to go and whether you should ride on the sidewalk or in the street. Since we don't have sidewalks in Woodside, it's important that all bikers stay within the bike lanes.
  • No matter where you ride, you need to keep an eye out for cars and trucks. A car can pull out of its driveway into the path of your bike. If you're crossing a busy road, it's best to walk your bike within a crosswalk.
  • Share the road: Remember to share the path with the other riders, walkers, and strollers who also might be using it.
  • Keep an eye on the road ahead so you can be prepared for road obstacles. Some common ones that can cause falls include: wet leaves. big puddles, changes in the road or sidewalk surface, storm grates, gravel or rocks, and curbs.
Road Rules
  • Always ride with your hands on the handlebars.
  • Always stop and check for traffic in both directions when leaving your driveway, an alley, or a curb.
  • Cross at intersections. When you pull out between parked cars, drivers can't see you coming.
  • Walk your bike across busy intersections using the crosswalk and following traffic signals.
  • Ride on the right-hand side of the street, so you travel in the same direction as cars do. Never ride against traffic.
  • Use bike lanes or designated bike routes wherever you can.
  • Don't ride too close to parked cars. Doors can open suddenly.
  • Stop at all stop signs and obey traffic (red) lights just as cars do.
  • Ride single-file on the street with friends.
  • When passing other bikers or people on the street, always pass to their left side, and call out "On your left!" so they know that you are coming.

Have fun on your bike but please be safe out there!