Bracher Elementary School


HAWK pedestrian beacons

A message from SANTA CLARA USD

Attention Families and Students,

We were informed today that the new HAWK pedestrian beacons on Monroe Street, in front of Wilcox High School, will be turned on by the City of Santa Clara tonight. This is a huge improvement in student safety, but may slow down traffic flow as the community gets used to the new traffic conditions. Wilcox High School administrators will be at the beacons on Thursday, December 21 at 7:30 a.m. and at the 12:20 p.m. release time to teach students how to properly use the beacons. We would like to strongly encourage any parent that drives their student to school to leave early. Construction is ongoing and Monroe will only be one lane both ways. We are anticipating heavy traffic in the morning and in the afternoon. 

We are excited that the City has partnered with Santa Clara Unified School District to add this new safety feature for our students. Knowing how to approach the beacons is an important educational moment for the whole community since the HAWK lights are in several places around the City and often an unfamiliar type of traffic signal. The City of Santa Clara has prepared an educational video and educational flyer that will show both pedestrians and motorists how to approach the beacons.


Santa Clara Unified School District


Posted by: June Gan Published:12/21/17
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