Traffic Safety Reminder

Dr. A.E. Perry School would like to remind all of our parents, caregivers and community members that the safe arrival and departure of our children is paramount on each and every day of the school year.

As our school population continues to grow, we have seen an increase in traffic in and around our school zone. This makes Lincoln Drive (the main street in front of our school) very congested and extra busy with parents/guardians dropping off and picking up their children. This congestion can blur sight lines in and around the crosswalks making things potentially unsafe for our students when crossing the street.

We would encourage all family members when dropping off or picking up their children to take the extra time to find a safe and appropriate place to park and then walk their child to the school grounds. In addition, we ask that all parents/guardians keep the following traffic safety items in mind as it specifically relates to Dr. A.E. Perry School:

  • Avoid stopping or parking on the corner of Lincoln Drive and McGill Place as this blocks a portion of the crosswalk
  • Avoid stopping in the middle of the street immediately in front of the school to drop-off and pick-up your as this promotes jaywalking
  • Avoid stopping in the designated bus zone as this is illegal
  • Be considerate of our immediate neighbours by not blocking their driveways

Please always remember that you must park legally when dropping off or picking up your child from school. It is also illegal to do a U-turn in a school zone.

The sections below can and will be enforced by your School Resource Officer.

  • Section 35(3) of the Traffic Safety Act: Parked where prohibited $70.00
  • Section 17(1) (a) bylaw 9900: Performing a U-turn in a school zone $230.00

It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure the safety of our children.

Grade 1 Transportation for the 2016-2017 School Year

Regina Public Schools, effective with the 2016-17 school year, will be changing its transportation procedures for Grade 1 students. You will have been contacted directly by letter if this change applies to your family. If you did not receive a letter, but think this applies to you, please contact your school principal.

Here are some of the details of the changes, for your information. Starting with the 2016-17 school year, only Grade 1 students who reside or whose caregivers reside more than 1,200 metres from their designated school will be eligible for transportation. This is a change from previous years where the distance from school requirement was 600 metres.

Transportation eligibility is based on Regina Public Schools Administrative Procedure and guidelines, as outlined below:

Eligibility for Regular Program transportation includes the following:

  1. Students must reside inside the transportation services area for the designated school,
  2. Students must be enrolled and attending their designated school,
  3. Kindergarten students who reside 0.6 km or farther from the designated elementary school are eligible for transportation,
  4. Other elementary school students who reside 1.2 km or farther from the designated elementary school are eligible for transportation.

Please be aware, however, that students may be eligible for an exception for transportation based on the guidelines listed below.

  1. Exceptions may be permitted on Regular Program school buses but not on Regular Program light vehicle transportation (cabs, vans),
  2. Exceptions may be permitted for students attending their designated school only if,
    1. The existing stop is more than 1,000 metres from the designated school,
    2. The student walks to an existing stop and there is room available on the school bus, and
    3. The student is in grade 1 to grade 5.

Exceptions will only be granted if doing so will not affect the safety, economy or efficiency of the transportation service.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Darcy McKeown, Principal at Dr. A.E. Perry School.

Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region – UPDATE

Population and Public Health is responsible for the immunization of children in grade 1, 6 and 8 as well as follow-up when there is a case of a vaccine preventable disease in a classroom or school.  To do their work, public health staff review student immunization records and enter vaccines given in school into the electronic provincial immunization registry called Panorama.

Panorama is a secure electronic health record system designed to store and record immunization related information. Confidential immunization information is only available to authorized health care workers such as members of the public health team, nurse practitioners and physicians across the province using secure networks.

To learn more about Protecting the Privacy of Your Immunization Record [click on name of document for link to electronic copy] or visit or call Population and Public Health at 306-766-7904.