A Message From Mr. DeFruscio

Dear Cardinal O'Hara High Community,

 

First let me welcome our students, faculty and staff and parents back to O’Hara. I am excited about the upcoming school year. Last year we made changes to our student drop off procedures and I mentioned in an email to parents last May that we would be instituting changes for afterschool pick up as well. All of these changes are designed to ensure the safety of our students here at O’Hara. We met with the local police and our new partners from OLA to devise a plan with safety being our main goal.

 

The plan, which we developed in consultation with local police involves additional staffing both before and after school to assist with the traffic flow. We will be monitoring the plan and have the flexibility to make adjustments as we see fit. With that in mind I am asking everyone to give themselves a little extra time in the morning especially during the first few weeks of school. Please stay alert in the parking lot and stay off your cell phones, as there will be an increased volume of buses and cars navigating through the area. In addition, you must abide by all speed limit and stop signs. We have installed more directional signage around the building for your convenience.  I ask for your patience and consideration throughout the process.

 

Please direct all questions or concerns directly to me and I will get back to you in a timely manner.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jay DeFruscio

President

267-535-0776

 

Staffing

 

Each Day there will be a uniformed Marple Police Officer assisting with traffic control, four security/parking attendants as well as at least one COHS Staff Member. There will be two Event Radios in the possession of O'Hara Administration should an issue or emergency occur.

 

Arrival

Who

Entrance

Details

O’Hara (District) Buses

-Sproul Rd. Entrances Only

-No entry from Eagle Rd. from 6:30am-9:00am

 

-Buses can exit on Eagle Rd. or Sproul Rd.

 

-Students will be dropped off outside of the East Lot

 

-Students enter the building using the Cafeteria Entrance in the East Lot

O’Hara Parents

(Dropping Off)

-Sproul Rd. Entrances Only

-No entry from Eagle Rd. from 6:30am-9:00am

 

-Students will be dropped off outside of the East Lot

 

-Students enter the building using the Cafeteria Entrance in the East Lot

O’Hara Student Drivers

(With Parking Permits)

-Eagle Road Entrance Only

 

-Students will need valid parking sticker and will be directed to a space by a parking attendant.

-Students enter using the building using either Cafeteria Entrances

 

-Students must have a valid parking permit by Friday, September 14th.

O’Hara & OLA Staff

-Either entrance

 

OLA Buses

-Sproul Rd. Entrances Only

-No entry from Eagle Rd. from 6:30am-9:00am

 

-Buses can exit on Eagle Rd. or Sproul Rd.

 

-Students will be dropped off outside of the East Lot

 

-Students enter the building using the East Entrance

OLA Cars

N/A

-No cars unless for pre-kindergarten or CARES

OLA Before Care

-OLA Entrance

 

OLA Pre-Kindergarten

-OLA Entrance

 

 

Dismissal

Who

Exit

Details

O’Hara District Buses

-Cattle Shoot

(Parallel to blue route)

-Same procedure as previous years

 

-Buses depart at 2:37pm

 

-SEPTA (same procedure as previous years)

O’Hara Parents

(Picking Up)

-Exit Eagle Rd. or Sproul Rd.

 

 

-Same procedure as previous years

 

-After 3:00pm all students to be picked up at East Entrance.

 

 

O’Hara Student Drivers

(With Parking Permits)

-Either Exit

 

O’Hara & OLA Staff

-Either Exit

 

OLA Buses

-Cattle Shoot

(Parallel to blue route)

-Students will exit in the back on the lower school side

OLA Cars

N/A

-No cars unless for pre-kindergarten or CARES

OLA After Care

-OLA Entrance

 

OLA Pre-Kindergarten

-OLA Entrance