On Monday, 22 March, the school will begin to phase in the use of the boom gates at the main entrance to the campus. In order to assist with the transition, the gates will be functioning in a limited capacity until all drivers are comfortable using the system.
To start, the boom gates will be open for the morning drop off but closed for the afternoon pick up times. A guard will be posted at each sensor to assist you if there are any problems. Some drivers may find it easier to use the right hand lane as the sensor is a little easier to reach from your vehicle. If you do not yet have your access cards, please follow the directions below to request them.
Boom Gate Instructions:
If there is no vehicle in front of you, hold your card up to the sensor, which will beep and then activate the boom. Once the boom is in the upright or open position you will have 25 seconds to proceed over the sensors in front of the boom. Twenty-five seconds doesn’t sound like a lot but it is PLENTY of time to reach the sensors in front of the boom. These sensors ensure that the boom will not move into the down position while a vehicle is crossing the barrier.
If there is a car in front of your vehicle, please wait until the boom starts to come down before holding your access card against the reader. If you do it too early the reader will not recognise your card. You will know that your card has been accepted because the sensor will beep and the barrier will stop going down and will return to the up or open position. You will then have 25 seconds to approach the sensors.
Although this is a new process, please don’t worry. It’s easy and our friendly guards will be on duty to help if you have any problems.
As we all become more comfortable using the system, the boom gates usage will be increased to include the morning drop-off as well.
For those who have already collected their access cards and did not receive a holder and lanyard, please come to the secondary entrance and the guards will provide them for you.
Access Card Requests:
If you have not yet sent in your photos for your access card, please do so as soon as possible. Photos should be sent by email to email@example.com.
When you send in your photos, please ensure that:
If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Security Manager, Mark Haynes, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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