Caution Drivers: Students Walking Home Later in the Day

Caution Drivers: Students Walking Home Later in the Day

Drivers will soon notice lights flashing in school zones later in the day in addition to the regular morning and afternoon hours due to release of students attending After School Programs. Over 1,000 students district-wide attend an After School Program—a federally funded program proven to improve academic performance.

In addition to the all-school afternoon release times, which range from around 2:30 to 3:30 PM, students will be walking home from around 4:45 to 5:15 PM. These later release times mean children will be walking along streets in the dusk or dark hours. Bus transportation is provided for most students but not all, so it is important for drivers to be extra vigilant when these evening lights are active.

Morning hours, which range from about 7:00 AM to 8:15 may also be in darkness during the short, winter days. Flashing lights in school zones reduce the legal speed limit to 20 MPH. Whenever children are present drivers should exert extra caution. 

If you have any questions please call Mark Helm, Executive Director of Students Services at the Wenatchee School District office (509) 663-8161.                                                                                                                       

 

School Zone Flashing Light Times
After School Program times in bold

 

Abraham Lincoln Elementary, Methow & Okanogan
Monday
9:00-10AM

Tuesday-Fridays
7:30-8:30 AM
2:45-3:30 PM
5:00-5:45 PM

 

Columbia Elementary, Orondo Street
Monday
8:30-9:30AM
Tuesday-Fridays
7:05-8:00 AM
2:15-2:50 AM
4:45-5:10 PM

 

John Newbery Elementary, Western Avenue
Monday
9:00-9:35 AM
Tuesday-Friday
7:30-8:05 AM
2:05-2:35 PM

Lewis & Clark Elementary, Springwater & Princeton Streets
Monday
8:30-9:55 AM
Tuesday-Friday
7:15-8:20 AM
2:30-3:05 PM
4:45-5:30 PM

Washington Elementary, Washington Street & Castlerock 
Monday
9:20-9:50 AM
Tuesday-Friday
7:40-8:20 AM
2:40-3:05 PM

Foothills Middle School, Maple Street
Monday
8:45-9:40 AM
Tuesday-Friday
07:15-8:15 AM
2:30-3:00 PM

Orchard Middle School, Orchard Street 
Monday
9:10-9:35 AM
Tuesday-Friday
7:30-8:05 AM
2:30-3:00 PM
5:00-5:30 PM

Pioneer Middle School, Russell Street
Monday
9:15-9:45 AM
Tuesday-Friday
7:35-8:15 AM                                                                                                          
2:50-3:20 PM
4:45-5:15 PM

Mission View Elementary, S. Mission, Simmon to Viewdale Streets 
Monday
9:00-10:00 AM
Tuesday-Friday
7:30-8:30 AM
2:45-3:30 PM
5:00-5:30 PM

Sunnyslope Elementary, Peter & School Streets
Monday
8:45-9:45 AM
Tuesday-Friday
7:25-8:15 AM
2:40-3:15 AM