July 31, 2005
Dropping Off & Picking Up Students
Dr. Tyson asked that all of the parking along the very front of the school be eliminated to increase the space where students may be dropped off or picked up. Again, our goal, for your convenience, is to safely speed up this process before and after school. You will see the new Student Drop Off and Pick Up Lane. If you click on the picture, a larger version will appear.
For safety, we need everyone to abide by the following:
- If you are dropping off or picking up students, drive into the Student Drop Off and Pick Up Lane.
- Proceed as far down as possible to the stop sign by 7th grade (pictured below) before stopping to drop off or pick up a student. The temptation is to stop at the front entrance, which may cause cars to back up all the way down Jim's Road when large numbers of parents are attempting to drop off students. Please, pull as close to the stop sign as possible.
- Never attempt to exit the Student Drop Off and Pick Up Lane at the half way point. Traffic cones will be placed to prevent this during high traffic times.
- Never drop off a student to the left of the Student Drop Off and Pick Up Lane as students then face the danger of crossing through oncoming vehicles.
- Always drive slowly and cautiously on the campus. Children may thoughtlessly and unexpectedly dart out in front of you from anywhere!
This is the stop sign down by the 7th grade entrance. When possible, please pull all of the way down to this sign, or at least as close as possible, when picking up or dropping off students. Never park in this area as doing so will significantly impede the flow of traffic and increase the risk of students being hurt .
We believe this will facilitate faster access for everyone and keep cars from drifting out onto Jim's Road. Clicking on the picture enlarges it.
Posted by Tim Tyson at 05:57 PM
Improved Parking Lot Exit
The entrance/exit to the school property has been improved--made significantly wider. Notice the new left turn only and the new right turn only lanes when leaving the school parking lot. Clicking on the picture will enlarge it.
To help improve traffic flow when leaving the property, we are asking that parents divide the upper lot into two exit lanes. If you are turning right when you leave the property, please move to the right (closest to the street) of the upper parking lot as you leave so you will automatically be in the right turn only lane when you get to the exit.
If you are turning left when you leave the property, please move to the left side (furthest from the street) of the upper parking lot as you leave so you will automatically be in the left turn only lane when you get to the exit. This simple strategy will help keep traffic flowing more easily and make dropping off students before school or picking up students after school faster for everyone!
Posted by Tim Tyson at 05:36 PM
Parents' Homework Assignment!
Can you believe it?! Your principal is giving all of the parents a homework assignment! The deadline for completing your homework is the night of Parent Open House, which, by the way, is for parents only. Therefore, if you are a parent of a 6th grader, your assignment is due on Tuesday, August 23rd at 6:30PM. If you are a parent of a 7th or 8th grader, your assignment is due on Thursday, August 25th at 6:30PM.
Click here to read the details of your homework assignment! In all seriousness, if you follow through with this recommended reading, you will have a deeper understanding of Dr. Tyson's remarks during Open House. We look forward to seeing you then!
Posted by Tim Tyson at 01:04 PM
July 20, 2005
Important Dates for Your Calendar
Make certain you are reserving the following dates on your calendar so you can attend our Open House events.
6th Grade Open House, August 23rd, 6:30PM
This important meeting is for all 6th grade parents only. Because of space constraints, this meeting is not for students. Parents will hear from Dr. Tyson and the PTSA and will then meet each of their child's teachers as they go through their child's schedule. You will not want to miss this important meeting.
7th & 8th Grade Open House, August 25th, 6:30PM
This important meeting is for all 7th & 8th grade parents only. Because of space constraints, this meeting is not for students. Parents will hear from Dr. Tyson and the PTSA and will then meet each of their child's teachers as they go through their child's schedule. You will not want to miss this important meeting.
Posted by Tim Tyson at 10:48 AM
We believe that Charger Day will go ahead as scheduled for August 8, 2005, from 11:00AM until 1:00PM. The construction forman said that the construction and renovation project is on target for our obtaining the certificate of occupancy in time to hold this important event. Please be sure you have read the information provided at this link. We look forward to seeing you at Charger Day!
Posted by Tim Tyson at 10:27 AM