Crossing guard Patricia Rush helps ensure students and parents returning to East Kensington Elementary in South Surrey have safe passage across 184 Street for the first day of school Tuesday.

Crossing guard Patricia Rush helps ensure students and parents returning to East Kensington Elementary in South Surrey have safe passage across 184 Street for the first day of school Tuesday.

Standing guard for South Surrey students

East Kensington Elementary students started school on the right foot Tuesday – with safe passage to class.

Crossing guard Patricia Rush was on hand Tuesday to ensure students and parents returning to East Kensington Elementary in South Surrey have safe passage across 184 Street for the first day of school.

Rush was hired by the school district following a lengthy parent campaign to boost safety at the crosswalk, which many motorists ignore.