Parking Information

Due to its location downtown, The Westside Schools doesn’t have any dedicated parking for parents or staff.

There are paid parking lots in the nearby area, however the schools don’t have any parking for staff or parents.

The two designated school parking spots at the Middle Years Centre are for loading in and loading out. They may not be used for drop off.

DROP-OFF ZONE

Foundation Years & Middle Years

The DROP-OFF ZONE for both the Foundation Years and Middle Years Centres is on the corner of Beatty and Robson, along Robson street.

The Middle Years Centre has a back parking lot which it shares with its neighbours. That area may not be used for drop off or parking.

Because there are nearly 200 parents dropping their children off every day the back lot becomes congested if Westside Parents use it for that purpose. In order to maintain positive relationships with our neighbours please respect the Drop-Off Zone as indicated in the picture below.

APPROVED DROP-OFF ZONE

Drop Off Zone.jpg

Please note the following is not permitted in the drop-off zone:

  • no parking for more than 5 minutes

  • no exiting of vehicle

  • no double parking


PAC PARKING INITIATIVE

Due to numerous requests from parents, the PAC’s Volunteer Committee has committed to organizing a supervision for the Drop off Zone for FYP and MYP Campuses. 

For parents who drive, the Drop-off Zone would allow you to drop off your child(ren) between 8–8:30 a.m. at the Loading Zone located at Beatty and Robson and the student(s) will be escorted to their respective campus by volunteers.

The PAC has already secured the start-up of the supervision for a week starting as of Monday, September 16th. In order for the PAC to make this a reality and to continue this initiative, they need to heavily depend on parent volunteers, as three are needed for each school day.

The Volunteer Committee Chair, Demetra, has set up a Doodle Poll if you are available to volunteer:  https://doodle.com/poll/268p5szkhn7x7yxe.  You could also reach her by email, demi@hbica.com if you have any questions or would like to be added to the volunteer committee for future events.

Please note parents MUST have CRC (Criminal Record Check) to volunteer.

If you are interested in volunteering and have not completed your CRC, pls. contact Naomi, naomi.park@thewestsideschools.ca.  It only takes ten minutes!!