We Have 3 CROSSING GUARD LOCATIONS*:
Photos of Crossing Guard Appreciation Day at CFIS – 6th Grade Students Read their Poems “Ode to a Crossing Guard”
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 of 3 intersections near the intermediate school with a wonderful group of 20 volunteers.
Yes, 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. Shifts are 30 minutes a day, M-F: 7:45 – 8:15 am and 3:20 – 3:50 pm. Training and equipment is provided by the Chagrin Falls Police Department and Safe Routes Chagrin. The program manager is Jen Condon 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.