Neighborhood Courtesy and Traffic Safety

It is important to be thoughtful of our neighbors in Hillside’s residential location.

Parents who drop off and pick up students at the corner of SE 50th and
159 Place SE (where you see the dead end sign) are asked to observe the
following rules and courtesies:

  1. Parents must not enter or park in the cul-de-sac when dropping off
    or picking up students. This is a safety issue. Please refer to Traffic Safety at Hillside.
  2. Do not use a neighbor’s driveway to turn around or back up your car or make a U-turn in the road.
  3. If you have a dog that needs walking, use a leash, and carry a doggie
    pick-up bag with you to the HSC garden.
  4. Children and animals must stay off neighbors’ lawns or property.

Traffic Safety on Site

To keep our students safe and to facilitate traffic flow during morning drop-offs and afternoon pick-ups, please note the following:

Please drive slowly and safely through the neighborhood even if you are late!

The area between the dead-end sign and the entrance to school property is a NO CAR SAFETY ZONE.

PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE BEYOND THE DEAD END SIGN during drop-offs and pick-ups, even if the weather is inclement, or the dead end street appears empty. Only school vehicles are allowed on site.

In the morning, students being dropped off need to WALK to the school on the sidewalk on the hill side west of the dead-end street. In the afternoon, students will be walked out to the dead-end sign by a staff member to meet parent drivers.

To avoid making a U-turn, please follow either circular route described below.

Possible loops:

From 150th Ave SE

  • Turn onto SE 46th Way (Whispering Heights entrance).
  • Go ½ mile to a three-way stop.
  • At the three-way stop, go straight for another ½ mile.
  • The road becomes 158th Ave SE, then SE 48th Drive,
    then 159th Pl SE.
    After dropping off or picking up your child, to
    return to 150th Ave SE:
  • Turn right up the hill onto SE 50th St.
  • As you veer right, it becomes 157th Ave SE. and then SE
    48th Drive—which leads back to 150th Ave SE.

From 164th Ave SE

  • Turn onto SE 46th Way (Collingwood entrance).
  • Go ½ mile to a three-way stop.
  • At the three-way stop, turn left.
  • Go another ½ mile (the road becomes 158th Ave SE, then
    SE 48th Drive, then 159th Pl SE).
    After dropping off or picking up your child, to
    return to 164th Ave SE:
  • Turn right up the hill onto SE 50th St.
  • As you veer right, it becomes 157th Ave SE., and then SE
    48th Drive which leads back to 150th Ave SE.
  • Turn at the next possible right onto 153rd Ave SE, which
    becomes SE 46th Pl.
  • Turn left at the T onto 154th Pl SE.
  • Make an immediate right onto SE 46th Way.
  • At the three-way stop, turn left onto SE 46th Way.
  • Go ½ mile to the T at 164th Ave SE.

Thanks for helping us keep your kids safe!