As East Prairie moves forward with the community construction project, we want to keep you informed about changes within the neighborhood. During the next few weeks we will be preparing for some upcoming demolition. Please read this letter carefully and look at the drawings to help understand some the the changes.
Safety is vital! All areas of construction will be well marked and isolated with construction fencing, preventing entry to the site. No one should ever enter the construction area! We ask that you help us keep the children safe by discussing this with your child(ren).
During the week of December 18th, you will notice some equipment in the area as we begin the process of removing current sections of the school. Demolition of the old learning center and small gym, is scheduled for winter break and will not occur while school is in session. This phase is represented in RED in the drawing.
After the winter break, construction will move across Dobson Street and begin prepping the district properties, represented in ORANGE. These locations will become staging areas for the next major phase of construction. This phase will happen in January and will be well marked and blocked off with fencing, to prevent entry.
We are working very closely with our construction company to keep a schedule, but there might be times where special equipment has to come into the area, or times that Dobson Street could be closed. Our intention is to keep this to a minimum. Should Dobson Street need to be temporarily closed, there will be signs posted at the West side of Dobson St.
If Dobson is closed we will be asking parents to use East Prairie Road to drop off students. Buses will all be moved to East Prairie Road as well to alleviate congestion. This is represented in GREEN.
We know that this will be an adjustment, and at times an inconvenience. Know that our first priority is the safety of our children. For more information, please feel welcome to contact East Prairie School office (847) 673-1141. We look forward to working with all of you to accomplish our goal of a wonderful new school building for the children of East Prairie School District.