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School District Unveils Access Plans for Interim Edna Maguire Campus

Maps outline how cars, pedestrians and bikes can access the temporary campus and where each classroom and facility will be located; officials ask parents and students to avoid campus until Sept. 10.

officials say the of the campus – and the installation of an interim campus for the 2012-2013 school year – are on schedule.

The has given construction crews additional time to get the site ready. But in anticipation of what will likely be an adjustment for parents, students, teachers and staff, district officials this week unveiled a series of maps that outline the location of classrooms and facilities on the interim campus and how cars, pedestrians and bikes can access it.

Ryan said the drop-off and pickup patterns for vehicles could be a siginificant change for parents as the corner of Lomita Drive won't be the hub. Instead, cars will enter the campus further down Lomita and loop through the interim parking lot before heading back back out by the corner.

District officials have continued to send out correspondence to parents until the first day of school. 

“We will absolutely be ready for students to have a safe path of travel to the interim school campus on Sept. 10,” said Tim Ryan, the district’s director of maintenance and operations. “But even though teachers and support staff are returning to set up their classrooms, we’re asking that visitors and students not return to the campus until the first day of school. Any interruptions might hamper the contractor's ability to get the campus ready in time.”

Ryan said construction on the interim campus will continue for at least the first month of the new school year. That work includes the following:

  • Interior and exterior finish like trim work and painting will run through Sept. 17.
  • Clocks and bells may not work until the second week of school.
  • Striping at playgrounds and parking lot will be complete before September 24th.
  • The installation of tetherball, dropshot and basketball hoops will run through Sept. 17.
  • The seal coat on the asphalt play area near the PTA Garden will be finished Oct. 1.
  • There will be limited pedestrian access on certain parts of the campus at times. 

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