Traffic Pattern Change

The Salem High School Safe Room Construction is completed. The following suggestions will be made for student drivers, parent transportation, and bus transportation as we prepare to start a new school year. Please be patient with the return to the new plan.


Student drivers should plan to allow extra time because of traffic. All student drivers must enter the school parking lots from Harrison Street or Shelby Street. Student drivers will need a parking permit, and need to park in their designated spot.  Students will enter through Door 9 (Cafe) or Door 1 (Main Entrance). Please be aware of moving vehicles and use the sidewalks. Please arrive between 7:45 - 8:10 AM. Student Drivers should not park in the Hospital Parking Lot at any time.

Parent Transportation (dropping off students) should use Shelby Street on the West Side of the High School. Students can be dropped off at Door 9 (Cafeteria Entrance). Please avoid Harrison Street for dropping off students to facilitate the bus drivers between 7:15 - 8:15 daily. The students should use Door 9 (Cafeteria Entrance) to enter the building. Please arrive between 7:45 - 8:10 AM. Doors will be open from 7:00 - 8:15 AM daily. Note the doors will be locked at 8:15 AM.  Late arrivals will have to use Door 1 (Main Entrance) on Harrison Street.  

Bus Transportation will drop all bus riders at the crosswalk in front of Door 1 (Main Entrance). Students are reminded to use the crosswalks. The buses arrive between 7:20 - 8:00 AM.

Students will be allowed to have a free breakfast beginning each day from 7:45 - 8:05. Students will be encouraged to eat in the cafeteria.

On the First Wednesday of each Month beginning in September, Salem Community Schools will be on a 1 hour delay for professional development for staff. Please adjust the drop off times an hour later. The first date is September 6, 2023


Buses will be parked on Harrison Street with all traffic stopped/blocked in front of the High School from 3:15 until buses depart. The buses will depart the High School after everyone has been safely loaded on the bus.

After the buses depart, the student drivers will be able to leave the parking lots with access on Harrison Street or Shelby Street. Please be patient in the dismissal process and expect delays. The student drivers will be able to move around 3:25 - 3:35 PM.  

Parent Transportation will need to delay pick up until after 3:30 PM. The students will be available to exit Door 1 and meet their ride. The parking lots and Harrison Street will be a very congested area. The use of Shelby Street will be congested with moving traffic of students departing. Thanks for your cooperation and assistance.