Dear Sharpsburg Primary Families,
I am delighted to share with you that all students grades K-2 will begin classes in the modular classrooms this Wednesday, October 2nd. Many students have already travelled over to the rooms and are very excited to have their own comfortable learning space. I cannot say enough about the resilience of our students and staff, and I am grateful for your patience as we work through this construction process. I have included some helpful items below as we begin using the Primary side of the street again on Wednesday.
Students should not be dropped off or arrive prior to 8:15am. During arrival and dismissal times, the large gate will be open for students to walk up to/from their modular classrooms. We ask that parents stay at the bottom of the ramps when dropping off or picking up students. During the school day, the large gate will remian locked and all students are secure within our fence line, along with locked doors in the modular classrooms. Safety always remains our #1 priority.
Any student arriving late, or being picked up early, will need to enter through the small gate and proceed to the gray modular, which is where the office is located.
The pickup and drop-off area in front of the primary on Forest Avenue is for stop and go parking, and drivers are to remain in their vehicles. If you wish to walk with your child to the entrance, you will need to park elsewhere in the area and walk. You may not stop your vehicle on Forest Avenue for any reason, unless in the pickup/drop-off zone. Again, safety should be everyone's priority.
If your primary child has siblings across the street in the elementary, I would encourage them to be picked up by their older siblings and walk to the pickup area on Robertson Avenue behind the elementary building. We have had great success utilizing that area behind the school and it has kept traffic at a much safer volume.
Thank you for your time and attention to this information. As always, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!
Mr. Joe Westendorf