August 2019 Construction Update

PARKING AND TRAFFIC

Dear Neighbors,

We wanted to take a moment to reach out personally to thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to upgrade our Middle School and High School facilities to provide a safe, accessible, and modern learning environment for our students. With the start of the school year on August 13th, I thought it would be helpful to share with you a construction update as well as our plans for managing traffic and student safety during school drop-off and pick-up times.

As you have likely seen, the portion of our campus along High School Drive is under construction, eliminating parking for students and staff as well as an entry/exit point for the building. Please know we have provided our staff with parking instructions that should limit the effect for our neighbors on nearby streets. We have also asked our parents to be patient and courteous during this process. Please know that we are working with our School Resource Officer and the City of Brentwood to help manage parking while construction is underway.

Morning drop-off for the Middle and High School usually takes place between 7:45 and 8:00 AM. During this time, we are expecting an increase in traffic around campus, particularly on Moritz and White Avenues as these contain the entry points for students. 

Afternoon pick-up will take place typically between 2:45 and 3:00 PM and will similarly see an increase in traffic in the area. However, the afternoons also require a dedicated space for our buses to wait for students to load. In working with the City of Brentwood and our School Resource Officer, we will be directing our busses to Strafford Lane, which will serve as our bus loading area in the afternoon. 

For the safety of our students and to assist in traffic flow, we have asked our community not to utilize Strafford Lane during afternoon pick-up unless they are residents on that street. Our School Resource Officer and the Brentwood Police Department will help assist with traffic in this area on the first few days of school as everyone becomes accustomed to our temporary procedures. 

The construction taking place marks a pivotal moment for our students and will provide them with a safe environment with updated classrooms and learning spaces to have the opportunities they need for success. Further, the construction will make our buildings more ADA accessible and will make it easier on our students and families with disabilities to navigate and utilize our space. These important changes would not be possible without our community’s support and I am grateful to our neighbors as we work through challenges with construction on our campus.

If, at any time, you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me or call Central Office at 314-962-4507.

Sincerely,

Dr. Brian Lane
Superintendent
Brentwood School District
Dr. Andrew Loiterstein
Principal
Brentwood Middle School
Dr. Ed. Johnson
Principal
Brentwood High School

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