Deerfield students are gearing up for the start of the school year. District 109, District 113 and Rochelle Zell Jewish High School’s first day of school will be August 20. The Hellenic American Academy’s first day of school will be August 27.
The Deerfield Police Department, in partnership with District 109 and District 113, wants all students, parents and guardians to focus on safe travels on the first day of school and throughout the school year. They ask all to follow traffic and parking laws in and around school zones, including the following:
- Prohibit handheld cellphone use
- Watch your speed
- Obey stop signs and red lights
- Pay attention to bus stop arms
- Pay attention to parking restrictions in and around schools
- Do not park in intersections
In addition to the above safety messages, the Deerfield Police Department will be posting posters and banners around the town reminding the public that school is back in session. Lastly, there will be increased enforcement in school zones with unmarked police vehicles and police bikes being utilized to enforce traffic and parking laws in and around schools.