The Safety Committees work to ensure the physical safety of the Allenby community during arrival and departure each school day. Focus is placed on encouraging walking versus driving, ensuring that traffic rules around the school are adhered to and liaising about traffic issues and concerns with city councilors, Toronto Police Services and Toronto’s Transportation Services.
Safety Committees include:
- Kiss ‘N’ Ride
- Safety Task Force
Director — David Heath
Kiss ’N’ Ride
This program is designed to help with the safe arrival of children driven to school as well as those who walk to school, by reducing traffic congestion and unsafe parking and driving. It is for students in grades 1 to 6 and operates from 8:35 to 8:50.
Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate in the program. It has proven to be a quick, efficient, and safe means of dropping off your child at school.
How to use the Kiss ’N’ Ride
- Approach the school westbound on Castlefield Avenue from Avenue Road.
- Stop in the designated area marked by orange pylons.
- A parent volunteer will help your child out of the car. Your child should be ready to exit the vehicle with his or her backpack on his or her lap. Volunteers will not unbuckle seat belts.
- Your child will then be escorted into the playground. Students in grades 4 to 6 may walk by themselves to the playground.
Kiss ’N’ Ride Coordinator — David Heath
Safety Task Force
The Safety Task Force is responsible for identifying potential external safety issues that the Allenby community might encounter when arriving and departing school and developing and implementing solutions to combat these issues. The committee may also be responsible for advocating on behalf of the school community with regard to traffic safety around the school.
Safety Task Force Coordinator –