Reopening of Niagara's Elementary Schools
Elementary schools in Niagara will open for in-person learning on Monday, February 8, 2021. School Crossing Guard Services will resume at ALL locations throughout the City of Niagara Falls following their regular shift times as listed below.
Please Note: To comply with the Red Zone protocols, select City facilities will be open for appointment only services effective March 1, 2021. The School Crossing office remains available to assist and serve citizens regarding school crossing and safe & active school travel concerns, both online and over the phone.
For more information on COVID-19, visit the Region's Public Health COVID-19 page
NEW Electronic Whistles
COVID-19 protocols and our commitment to safety sees a NEW 2-step electronic whistle system rolling out at all Crossing Guard locations across on: Monday, February 8, 2021.
2-Step system will help Crossing Guards communicate with pedestrians and motorists.
Step 1: When you hear the Crossing Guard's whistle - BE ON HIGH ALERT. After sound the electronic whistle, the Guard will enter the roadway to ensure traffic has stopped. The whistle is an additional safety measures to the laws found under the Highway Traffic Act regarding school crossing locations.
Step 2: Once traffic has stopped, the Guard will then sound the whistle once (at a controlled crossing: traffic signals/all-way stop signs are present), or twice (at an uncontrolled crossing: NO traffic signals/all-way stop signs) to signal the pedestrians to cross. Always listen to your Crossing Guard and wait until they say it's safe to cross.
Back to School Safety
Read about our Back to school safety information in the Crossing Guards Back to School Safety plan.
School Crossing Guards
The City of Niagara Falls is committed to contributing to the well - being of residents and visitors by ensuring a healthy and safe community. Keeping children safe is a priority for the City. School Crossing Guards are a vital and necessary part of our community. Residents can now access all School Crossing Guard locations and shift times. The chart below will help parents and caregivers in designing safe walking habits for their children. Please NOTE: all shift times are subject to change without prior notice. Please check website regularly for changes to times, as well as new locations.
Road Safety Awareness
All drivers must:
- STOP: When you approach a School Crossing Location
- OBEY: The Highway Traffic Act
- RESPECT: The Crossing Guard
- PATIENCE: Remain stopped until everyone has cleared the crossing - including the guard!
- PROCEED: When safe to do so
You could be fined a minimum of $150.00 if found guilty of an offence - Highway Traffic Act Regulation Section 176.
School Crossing Guard Locations and Shift Times Table for the City of Niagara Falls
|Crossing Locations||AM Shifts||Lunch Shifts||PM Shifts||Early Release - Public Schools|
|Beaverdams Road/ Cardinal Newman - NEW PM Shift Time - effective: November 23, 2020||8:25 - 9:10 am||N / A||2:45 - 3:30 pm||N / A|
|Culp Street / Carlton Street||8:20 - 9:05 am||N / A||3:00 - 3:45 pm||12:15 - 1:00 pm|
|Culp Street / Franklin Street ||8:20 - 9:05 am||N / A||3:00 - 3:45 pm||12:15 - 1:00 pm|
|Dorchester Road / Barker Street ||8:20 - 9:05 am||N / A||3:00- 3:45 pm||12:10 - 12:55 pm|
|Dorchester Road / Dianne Street||8:15 - 9:00 am||N / A||3:15 - 4:00 pm||12:00 - 12:45 pm|
|Dorchester Road / Dunn Street||8:25 - 9:10 am||N / A||3:15 - 4:00 pm||11:55 - 12:40 pm|
|Dorchester Road / James Morden||8:10 - 8:55 am||12:50 - 1:35 pm||3:00 - 3:45 pm||11:55 - 12:40 pm|
|Dorchester Road / Lundy's Lane ||8:20 - 9:05 am||N / A||3:00 - 3:45 pm||12:10 - 12:55 pm|
|Dorchester Road / Mary Ward - NEW PM Shift Time - effective: November 23, 2020||8:05 - 8:50 am||N / A||2:30 - 3:15 pm||11:50 - 12:35 pm|
|Dorchester Road / McLeod Road||8:10 - 8:55 am||12:50 - 1:35 pm||3:00-3:45 pm||11:55 - 12:40 pm|
|Dorchester Road / McMillan Drive||8:20 - 9:05 am||N / A||3:05 - 3:50 pm||N / A|
|Dorchester Road / Orchard Park ||8:25 - 9:10 am||12:05 - 1:25 pm||3:15 - 4:00 pm||12:15 - 1:00 pm|
|Dorchester Road / Thorold Stone Road||8:15 - 9:00 am||N / A||3:00 - 3:45 pm||12:15 - 1:00 pm|
|Drummond Road / Churchill Street ||8:10 - 8:55 am||N / A||2:50 - 3:35 pm||12:00 - 12:45 pm|
|Drummond Road / Culp Street||8:20 - 9:05 am||1:00 - 1:45 pm||3:15 - 4:00 pm||12:10 - 12:55 pm|
|Drummond Road / Dunn Street ||8:15 - 9:00 am||12:40 - 1:25 pm||2:55 - 3:40 pm||12:00 - 12:45 pm|
|Drummond Road / McLeod Road||8:00 - 8:45 am||N / A||3:00 - 3:45 pm||12:00 - 12:45 pm|
|Dunn Street / Carlton Avenue||8:30 - 9:15 am||N / A||3:10 - 3:55 pm||12:00 - 12:45 pm|
|Forestview Boulevard / Parkside Road||8:25 - 9:10 am||N / A||3:05 - 3:50 pm||12:00 - 12:45 pm|
|Heximer Avenue / Margaret Street ||8:20 - 9:05 am||N / A||3:00 - 3:45 pm||12:00 - 12:45 pm|
|Kalar Road / Coventry Road ||8:00 - 8:45 am||12:50 - 1:35 pm||2:35 - 3:20 pm||11:45 - 12:30 pm|
|Kalar Road / Rideau Street - NEW Lunch Shift Time, effective: March 3, 2021||8:25 - 9:10 am||12:45 - 1:30 pm||3:05 - 3:50 pm||12:00 - 12:45 pm|
|Lundy’s Lane / Highland Avenue ||8:20 - 9:05 am||N / A||3:00 - 3:45 pm||12:10 - 12:55 pm|
|Montrose Road / Greendale Avenue ||8:20 - 9:05 am||1:00 - 1:45 pm||3:05 - 3:50 pm||12:15 - 1:00 pm|
|Montrose Road / Watson Street ||8:15 - 9:00 am||N / A||3:05 - 3:50 pm||12:15 - 1:00 pm|
|Morrison Street / Homewood Avenue ||8:15 - 9:00 am||N / A||3:00 - 3:45 pm||11:50 - 12:35 pm|
|Morrison Street / Law Avenue ||8:15 - 9:00 am||N / A||2:45 - 3:30 pm||N / A|
|Morrison Street / Pettit RR X||8:15 - 9:00 am||1:00 - 1:45 pm||3:15 - 4:00 pm||12:10 - 12:55 pm|
|Morrison Street / Portage Road||8:15 - 9:00 am||N / A||2:50 - 3:35 pm||N / A|
|Morrison Street / Stanley Avenue||8:05 - 8:50 am||N / A||3:00 - 3:45 pm||11:50 - 12:35 pm|
|Oliver Street / Welland Street||8:10 - 8:55 am||N / A||3:00 - 3:45 pm||N / A|
|Portage Road / St. John Street||7:55 - 8:40 am||N / A||2:45 - 3:30 pm||11:35 - 12:20 pm|
|Riall Street / St. Andrew Avenue||7:55 - 8:40 am||N / A||2:50 - 3:35 pm||11:55 - 12:40 pm|
|St. Paul Avenue / Stamford Green Drive ||7:55 - 8:40 am||N / A||2:50 - 3:35 pm||11:55 - 12:40 pm|
|Thorold Stone Road / Confederation Avenue||8:00 - 8:45 am||N / A||2:45 - 3:30 pm||11:45 - 12:30 pm|
|Thorold Stone Road / Kalar Road||8:15 - 9:00 am||11:30 - 12:15 pm||2:45 - 3:30 pm||N / A|
|Thorold Stone Road / St. James Avenue ||8:00 - 8:45 am||12:55 - 1:40 pm||2:55 - 3:40 pm||11:35 - 12:20 pm|
|Valley Way (in front of school)||8:15 - 9:00 am||12:25 - 1:10 pm||2:50 - 3:35 pm||12:00 - 12:45 pm|
|Victoria Avenue / Queen Street (in front of church)||8:10 - 8:55 am||11:30 - 12:15 pm||2:50 - 3:35 pm||N / A|
|Victoria Avenue / Simcoe Street ||8:15 - 9:00 am||12:35 - 1:20 pm||3:00 - 3:45 pm||11:55 - 12:40 pm|
|Victoria Avenue / Valley Way ||8:05 - 8:50 am||N / A ||3:00 - 3:45 pm||12:00 - 12:45 pm|
|Willoughby Drive / Cattell Drive||8:10 - 8:55 am||N / A||3:00 - 3:45 pm||11:45 - 12:30 pm|
|Willoughby Drive / Welland Street||8:10 - 8:55 am||N / A||3:00 - 3:45 pm||11:45 - 12:30 pm|
New Road Rules In Effect!
For more information, please view our Bill 31 Campaign Poster.
Transportation Services strives to provide an efficient and effective service for all members of the public. During our shifts times we offer our crossing services to all members of the public regardless of age. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our offices at: 905 - 356-7521 Ext. 5212 or email the School Crossing Coordinator, Julie Ellis.