LE ROY PENNYSAVER & NEWS - MARCH 20, 2016
by Kim Cox
Superintendent of Schools
It has been a busy few weeks at
our schools. I want to thank the
entire community, especially our
first responders, for all of your
support as we worked through our
facilities issues this past week.
While unrelated, it was a bizarre
set of coincidences that occurred
at the schools. Please know that
each issue was addressed with
a high level of importance and
attention to detail.
of our staff and students is
our number one concern.
necessary repairs were made
and buildings were thoroughly
inspected, ensuring that no other
issues surfaced during the pro-
cess. I want to thank the students,
staff, and the community for their
patience and understanding.
The R.I.T.E. Project is another
step closer to launch. We are in
the process of organizing and re-
organizing for this very exciting,
but complex project. Construc-
tion bids are due to the district
by Wednesday, March 23rd at
3:00 p.m., with awards taking
place at the March 29th Board of
Construction is slated to start
on or near May 2nd. There are
several areas that are going to be
impacted immediately starting
on May 2nd.
At the Wolcott Street School:
• Bus Loop Relocation:
drop off and pick up will be
moved to Trigon Park for the re-
mainder of the year. This means
that there will be no parent drop
off or pick up during the hours of
8:30-9:00 am or 2:55-3:20 pm.
Only bus traffic will be allowed
in Trigon Park during these times.
It will be imperative that any
parent pick up or drop off occur
these times. There will be
no access to the
through the current bus en-
trance or Stanley Street.
entrances will be under construc-
tion. No one will be allowed
to enter or exit the building at
either location for the remainder
of the year.
In order to facili-
tate a safe and efficient dismissal
process for our students, students
walking or those being picked
up will be held in two locations
within the building until the buses
have been dismissed,
mately 3:20 p.m.
need to determine if they will be
picking up students at theWolcott
Street or Trigon Park entrances.
Stanley Place and the back bus
loop entrances will be com-
pletely closed to traffic.
after buses depart, will students
be released from the building.
We are requesting that families
picking up at Trigon and Wolcott
not arrive before 3:20 p.m. There
will be no option of arriving ear-
ly, as there will be no cuing areas
for cars prior to this time.
please, if at all possible, try not
to schedule appointments that
require you to pick your child
up between 3:00-4:00.
tion, if you are dropping off your
child in the morning, they must
be dropped off as close to 8:45
a.m. as possible.
All a.m. drop
offs must be made off Wolcott
Street, as the Trigon loop will
be dedicated to bus traffic only
from 8:30-9:00 a.m.
The project is call-
ing for a complete renovation of
the WSS cafeteria. These will
start the first week in June. Mrs.
Locke anticipates a continued
lunch program, but there may be
limited choices for the short time
until the end of the year.
playground will not be accessible
starting May 2nd and will remain
off limits until the fall of 2016.
Completion date is dependent on
weather and other construction
work happening simultaneously.
On Tuesday, April 5, 2016
at 6:30 p.m., in Memorial Au-
ditorium, Principal Messura
and other district personnel will
be holding an informational
meeting regarding these changes
and others related to the project.
Please plan on attending. If you
are unable to attend, please feel
free to contact the WSS Office
or the District Office for more
We appreciate your patience
and support with these changes.
While we know that there will be
some inconveniences, the end
product will be well worth it!
Best of Luck for a great week!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Superintendent ’ Column