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ERHS Adds Morning Drop-Off Site at Door H

Throughout the course of the first week of school, ERHS encountered traffic problems, particularly during the morning drop-off routine. 


In an attempt to address the situation, ISD 728 has been working in collaboration with the City of Elk River and Vision Transportation. We met on Monday (9-9) to make the following immediate adjustment to our morning student drop-off locations. We will be adding a SECOND student drop off point, at Door H - located at the North Parking lot - or bus loop. This is a temporary accommodation during the Elk River City construction project. 


Beginning Thursday, Sept.12, Parents and Guardians will have access to this additional student drop-off location from ONLY       

7 a.m. to 7:25 a.m. Repeat, Parents/Guardians WILL have access to this additional student drop-off location from ONLY 7 a.m. to 7:25 a.m.  This additional student drop-off location was added in an effort to relieve some of the vehicle pressure off School Street when using Door A. 


Drivers MUST enter the north lot (starting at 7 a.m.) via the NORTH entrance, enter into a queue through the north side of the parking lot, head south toward door H and then enter a queue heading EAST on the southern side of the lot. Drop off will be made at the YELLOW LINE, which will be marked with cones. 


Parent/Guardians will EXIT the additional drop-off area via the Southern access onto Jackson Ave. 


There will be a few things to note: 


  1. The Door A drive-up and drop-off lane WILL remain open, and is the ONLY way to drop off students before 7 a.m. It’s also the ONLY way students may enter the building after 7:30, when Door H is locked. 


2.Parent/Guardians CANNOT enter the North lot before ALL buses have departed the lot. The buses will have priority until prior to 7 a.m. each morning. Student safety remains one of our top priorities. 


  1. If you are parking and bringing your student into the building, use the main lot and Door A. 


  1. There will NOT be afternoon pick-up at Door H. This is for morning drop-off ONLY. 


  1. Do NOT drop kids off on Jackson Avenue OR School Street at any time.


The City of Elk River and Elk River Police Department are working with the School District as we implement and monitor this change. We appreciate their partnership. 

We also ask for your assistance in keeping our kids safe, as safety is one of our top priorities at ISD 728. Also, Door H is, again, locked at 7:25 for the safety of our students and staff. 


Thank you for your cooperation, and we will update you with any additional changes should they arise.