To: Anne E. Moncure Elementary School Families
From: Master Deputy M. Todd, Anne E. Moncure Elementary SPO
Subj: SPO Greetings / Safe Driving Message
Greetings MES Family! I am Master Deputy Michael W. Todd. I have been a deputy with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office since 2004. After retiring from the United States Marine Corps in 2006, I began serving the community as a full-time deputy. In June of 2019, after 15 years of service, I retired from the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office. During my fifteen-year tenure, I served six of those years as both, a DARE Instructor and a School Resource Officer (SRO) in our county’s Elementary, Middle and High Schools. In August 2019, with my LEO certifications and credentials reactivated, I arrived a Moncure Elementary ready for duty. Even now, during these uncertain times, I remain steadfast, privileged and honored of being the School Protection Officer (SPO) here at Moncure Elementary School for my second year. Though the 2020-21 school year will be unpredictable at best, I’d still would like to take this belated opportunity to welcome all of the first year Bears and their families to our county’s newest “house”!! AND for those returning MES Bears …. “Welcome Back!”
The Stafford County Sheriff's Office and the Stafford County Public Schools would like to remind motorists visiting our school that safety is of the utmost importance and to be attentive to the posted speed limits on Juggins Road is 30 mph from the rotary (turn-about) to the MES 25 mph school zone sign / lights. Per Virginia Traffic Laws, seat belts are mandatory for all occupants while a vehicle is in motion. Please insure that all students be secured in the age / weight appropriate child / booster seats and are NOT to be unfastened while the vehicle is in motion.
Due to the modified school times, these zones times have changed. These School Speed Zone are active when the (yellow) Flashing Lights are on and is actively enforced. These are the active 25 mph zone times:
In the morning, from 8:30 am - 9:30 am.
In the afternoon from 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm.
In our school’s parking lots (to include the bus ramp) the speed limit is always 15 mph. It is also requested that when in the car rider lane for drop off or pickup, that your student exit the vehicle on the passenger side of your vehicle. There is NO dropping-off of students in the parking lot unless accompanied by an adult. In the event a student arrives after the designated drop-off times, it is requested that the driver park their vehicle and then escort their student to the MES main office.
There is NO passing in the Car Rider Zone unless being directed by school staff or the SPO to do so.
As a reminder, due to safety and security concerns, NO vehicles (private or commercial) are permitted on bus ramp at any time when a SCPS school bus and / or after school program vehicles are present. Below are the listed times for the MES bus ramp, traffic will be limited to after school program vehicles’ and SCPS Bus TRAFFIC ONLY:
In the morning, from 8:30 am – 9:30 am.
In the afternoon, from 1:30 am – 3:30 pm.
On behalf of the MES Administrators, Faculty, Staff and the BEST students in Stafford County, as we Engage and Empower all Learners to Thrive while having a fun and safe year!!
If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me here at Moncure Elementary, PROUD Home of the Bears.
Michael W. Todd
Master Deputy, Unit #391
MES School Protection Officer
Special Operations Division / Juvenile Services Unit
Stafford County Sheriff's Office
MES Main Office: 540-658-6300
“Safety is everyone’s responsibility!” Your attention and cooperation is very much appreciated”.