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Crossing Guards

We Have 4 CROSSING GUARD LOCATIONS:

1) Washington Street & Ridgewood intersection
2) Washington Street & High School traffic light intersection
3) Washington Street & Franklin Street intersection (guards cross students from Lowe’s to First Federal and Christian Science to Lowe’s) Goal is to keep students on the south side of Washington as they proceed to the upper campus and the Learning Village.
4) Washington Street & Main Street intersection (guards cross kids from Travelon to BP and from Key Bank to BP) Goal is to keep students on the south side of Washington as they proceed to the upper campus and the Learning Village.
PLUS – for first few weeks of school we will monitor Cleveland Street and Washington Street to discourage jay-walking across Washington St.

Grand Prize 2009

Our surveys show that one of our most impactful initiatives is our volunteer crossing guard program.  Students and parents ranked the safety at intersections and our crossing guards as one of the reasons they feel good about their children walking to school. This year, we continue our year-round coverage with 4 intersections near the Intermediate School Learning Village with a wonderful group of volunteers.

This is a VOLUNTEER program.  If you get a chance, please thank our crossing guards.  They give their time each day to help keep everyone safe. They make a huge difference in our community and they do so for free.

Throughout the year,  the Chagrin Falls Police Department and Safe Routes Chagrin continue to  actively recruit adult volunteer crossing guards to help improve safety for students walking to school.  We need your help! If we cannot maintain a steady group of  volunteers, the program will not survive.   Please consider giving 30 minutes out of your day to this important task.  You might even consider sharing a shift with your spouse, covering a position every morning between the two of you.

Here are the details:

Crossing guards are positioned at key intersections near the Intermediate School Learning Village on the High School campus.  Shifts are: M-F: 7:30 – 8:15 am and 3:20 – 4 pm.  Training and equipment is provided by the Chagrin Falls Police Department and Safe Routes Chagrin.  The program manager is Sandy Tropp and the police contact is Chief Amber Dacek.  If you or anyone you know would like more information, please email us at this address .  Our current group of guards is very diverse – with active retirees, moms, dads and college students taking shifts that work with their schedule.  We welcome all applicants!

To apply to be a volunteer crossing guard, download the CROSSINGGUARDAPPLICATION and drop it off at the Police Station.