Hi! This information will be posted in the Rocket and on our website under Headlines. The students will also receive a hard copy on Thursday. Thanks, Dr. Mitchell
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Beginning January 6, 2015, the entrance to the school, traffic circle
and parking lot will be fenced off for renovation. The carpool driveway will
move to the north side of the school at the former back parking lot entrance,
which has been expanded to a two-lane driveway. The main entrance to the school
will be at the back of the building near the cafeteria, new addition and new
traffic circle. Please take time to review
the new traffic plan and FAQs provided below. If you have any further questions,
please contact Dr. Mitchell at email@example.com (404) 802-8850. Map:Traffic Plan
How will carpool
During active carpool, traffic flow will continue to proceed south, up
Candler Park Drive, from North Avenue. Carpool traffic will turn RIGHT ONLY
into the new school driveway (which was fenced off and widened during
construction). This new two-lane driveway is for MOTOR VEHICLES ONLY--no
pedestrian or bike traffic is permitted. Carpool traffic will exit the driveway
turning RIGHT ONLY onto Candler Park Drive toward McLendon Avenue. NO LEFT
TURNS PERMITTED INTO OR OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY during active carpool. We all must
adhere to this rule for the safety of our students and families. Please do not
walk or bike across the driveway during active carpool. Carpool is typically
from 7:30 to 8:00 in the morning and 2:10-2:45 in the afternoon.
Will I still be able to walk my child (ren) to school?
review the direction you typically walk or bike to school to determine which school
entrance you should use. Please be careful not to walk or bike across the new
driveway during active carpool times.
Walkers coming from Candler Park Drive/McLendon Ave:
A fenced construction walkway will allow foot traffic along
Candler Park Drive in front of the former school entrance/renovation site. The
existing crosswalk will remain active with a crossing guard to assist
pedestrians from the golf course side of Candler Park Drive as well as walkers
along Candler Park Drive. Walkers will enter the FRONT of the building
facing Candler Park Drive through the double doors at the stairwell or through
the new wide staircase leading up to the auditorium doors. NOTE: Bikers must use back entrance.
Walkers coming from Freedom PATH Trail/North Ave/Oakdale:
Walkers and bikers coming from the Freedom PATH Trail will
follow the trail leading to the BACK parking lot/cafeteria entrance. This will
prevent foot and bike traffic from crossing the carpool driveway. Only school
buses and motor vehicles are allowed in the carpool driveway. No pedestrian or
bike traffic is allowed to enter the driveway.
Where will visitors
and parents be able to park?
The upper back parking lot is reserved for teachers and staff only. The
front lower parking lot adjacent to the driveway is for staff, parents and
visitors. Parents may park in the lower/front lot after 8:00 in the morning. There
will be limited parking on Candler Park Drive on either side of the street from
the school to North Avenue. Please respect no parking signs.
Will the bike racks
Yes. The bike racks will be relocated to the back of the school. All
bike traffic must use the PATH trail that leads into the back parking lot. Bike
traffic is not permitted in the driveway or in the construction safety
sidewalk, as the sidewalk will be narrow.
Will I be able to walk
my dog to school?
For the safety of our students, families and our four legged friends, dogs
will not be allowed in the narrow construction safety fence walkway or on
Where do I enter
the school building now that the old entrance is under construction?
The main entrance will be located at the back
of the school near the cafeteria and new addition. You can enter from the back
parking lot or walking trail. There are two additional entrances along the
front of the school facing Candler Park Drive: 1) at the stairwell doors and 2)
at the auditorium doors located at the top of the new large staircase. The two
front entrances will be locked at 8:00am so late arrivals and all visitors
must enter the main entrance in the back of the building.
Where will the school office be located?
You can access the school office through the new
main entrance at the back of the school near the cafeteria and new addition. As
before, visitors must check-in at the school office. Please request any
transportation changes to the school office prior to 1:30pm. Transportation requests
made after 1:30pm may not be communicated to the student in a timely manner.
How will afternoon dismissal work for buses, carpool, and
Buses will be loaded at the back of the
building. Carpool students will wait in the cafeteria until called. Walkers
will be picked up from their teachers in a designated area of the back parking
Thank you for taking the time to review these changes to our school’s
traffic flow. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we move
through this next phase of construction. The safety of our students, families
and staff is a top priority. It may be necessary to make adjustments to the
traffic flow throughout each phase of construction.