Dear Parents and Guardians:
Greetings from the Principal’s desk. I am Ryan Jones and I would like to welcome all of our students back for the upcoming school year. The time has arrived to start preparing for what is going to be a very productive 2023/2024 school year! Changes this coming school year include the district-wide utilization of Positive Behaviors Interventions and Support (PBIS), Station Rotation, and Culturally Relevant Instruction! We cannot wait for you to see all of the work that has been done in our building over the summer to prepare for an amazing school year!
Driving tips to help keep our students and pedestrians safe:
- Slow down and follow all traffic laws and speed limits, both in school zones and in neighborhoods surrounding the school.
- Comply with local school drop-off and pick-up procedures for the safety of all children accessing the school.
- Avoid double parking or stopping on crosswalks to let children out of the car. Double parking will block visibility for other children and other motorists. Visibility is further reduced during the rain and fog seasons when condensation forms on car windows.
- Avoid loading or unloading children at locations across the street from the school. This forces children to unnecessarily cross busy streets—often mid-block rather than at a crosswalk.
- Prepare to stop for a school bus when overhead yellow lights are flashing. Drive with caution when you see yellow hazard warning lights are flashing on a moving or stopped bus.
- Stop for a school bus with its red overhead lights flashing, regardless of the direction from which the driver is approaching. Drivers must not proceed until the school bus resumes motion and the red lights stop flashing, or until signaled by the school bus driver to proceed.
- Watch for children walking or bicycling (both on the road and the sidewalk) in areas near a school.
- Watch for children playing and gathering near bus stops. Watch for children arriving late for the bus, who may run into the street without looking for traffic.
- Watch for children walking or biking to school when backing up (out of a driveway or leaving a garage).
Thank you for partnering with Marshall Math Science Academy and the Harrisburg School District to make traffic safety a top priority for our students and pedestrians.
Mr. Ryan Jones, Principal