Because most people expect students to come back to school in late August, the Washoe County School Police Department is issuing warnings and citations to drivers who violate traffic laws near schools during the summer months.
“It’s a good time to remind drivers that these schools are in session, and ask them to watch out for our students who are heading to and from school in the morning, at lunchtime, and in the afternoon,” said school Police Chief Mike Mieras. “They may not be expecting to see children in the crosswalks and on the sidewalks during the summer months, so they need to be careful when they’re driving in school zones.”
The following school schedules are also in effect in coming weeks:
• Huffaker and Anderson elementary school students return to class on July 16.
• Students at the 18 schools that observe the single-track green schedule go back to class on July 23. These schools are: Allen, Beasley, Booth, Cannan, Corbett, Duncan, Gomes, Hall, Loder, Picollo, Sepulveda, Silver Lake, Alice Smith, Sun Valley, Taylor, Veterans Memorial, Winnemucca, and Smithridge elementary schools.
• Students at Incline and Natchez schools return to class on Aug. 20.
• Students who attend schools under the traditional calendar go back to school on Aug. 27.