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Einstein Middle School, the school to our south on Durkee Street, is currently under construction (it is slated for a December completion). The construction has eliminated much of their staff parking space. In order to allow adequate Einstein staff parking and to ensure a safe and orderly drop-off and pick-up at Classical, please do not use the Einstein staff parking lot before or after school. Part of the Einstein Park parking lot will also be used by construction vehicles, reducing parking around Classical even further. This construction will unfortunately add to the traffic congestion around the three-school campus; it is essential to plan for additional time in your drop-off and pick-up routines and adhere closely to the following procedures and all Wisconsin traffic laws.

(see Traffic Map in registration materials)

• The Durkee Street and Capitol Drive terraces are designed for quick drop-off in the morning and quick pick-up in the afternoon. In order to prevent traffic backups and hazardous conditions for our students, DO NOT park and leave your vehicle at these locations from 7:30am – 8:00am OR 2:40pm – 3:10 pm.

• If you walk to the playground to pick up your child, park in a neighboring parking lot or side street. DO NOT park and leave your vehicle on the Durkee or Capitol terraces from 7:30am – 8:00 a.m. OR 2:40p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

• Pull as far forward as possible on the terraces and let your child(ren) out or while you are waiting after school—more cars are lining up behind you.

• To prevent unnecessary traffic back-ups or delays, students should be prepared with backpacks, lunches, assignment notebooks signed, etc. These items should not be in the trunk.

The following actions are strictly prohibited:

• Jaywalking
• Dropping-off or picking-up passengers in a traffic lane
• Children exiting vehicles on the non-curbside lane (on Durkee and Capitol terraces)
• Use of cell phones or other electronic devices while driving around the school campuses (including Ferber and Einstein)
• DO NOT wave people across traffic from your vehicle

To ensure safety for all, we ask that you:

• Continually focus on student safety
• Follow and obey all State of Wisconsin traffic laws
• Reduce speed—no time saved is worth possible injury to others
• Use headlights
• Follow and obey school personnel on duty daily during arrival and dismissal times
• Be cooperative, courteous, and patient
• Watch the weather and allow for more time during inclement days
• Dress your children for the weather so they can comfortably walk the short distance from car to school and back again


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