Construction News

Dear Shepaug Families,
 
Welcome to our web page dedicated to keeping you updated about the Shepaug Agriscience Lab Renovation & Construction Project! We are working with our team of architects and engineers to create this exciting addition to our school in a manner that will present the least disruption to our students. Please visit this site regularly for updates, and feel free to call or email me if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions.
 
Sincerely,
Kimberly Gallo
Principal 
 

 

Dear Students,

Now that our construction project is in full swing, it is very important that everyone is aware of important safety considerations.

No students or staff should be entering any of the fenced off construction areas, regardless of whether the gate happens to be open or not.

An area of particular concern is the area behind the school by the pond.  Students may not exit the building by the vending machines and cross the fenced-off area to get to the parking lot.  While it is a little bit more time consuming, all students, especially after sports practices and competitions, must exit the school through the front entrances/exits.  This is a very important safety concern, so please be certain to adhere to these instructions.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

Mr. Perachi

Dear Shepaug Student-Drivers and Parents:

On Monday, November 26, student drop-off and pick-up will look a bit different, and we wanted you to know what to expect. Construction crews are working to reroute traffic in order to accommodate progress. If you look at the drawing below, you will see that the traffic circle near the student parking lot is changing, and an alternate traffic circle will allow student drop-off/pick-up. Student drivers will notice that approximately 1/3 of the student parking lot is fenced off, but adequate parking will remain for our student drivers.

Officer Innaimo, Mr. Perachi, and I will be stationed outside to assist you with navigating the new access routes. At the end of the day, we ask that parents line up along the driveway as you enter the Shepaug campus, as the new turn-around will not accommodate those who wish to wait for their students. As students come outside, we will direct you to the new turn-around and assist you with pick-up. 

We thank you in advance for your flexibility and cooperation. Happy Thanksgiving! Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have. 

Warmly,
Kimberly Gallo
Principal 
Shepaug Valley School
 
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The pre-bid meeting for phase two projects was held on Thursday, September 13. The purpose of this is to provide potential bidders with important information about the process, which in turn will make the bidding process more effective. Exciting times ahead!

Welcome Back to school!
Construction/renovation is an exciting event at Shepaug, but let’s face it, it comes with some challenges! Our current student drop off and pick up plan will be adjusted during the year as the construction project evolves.

DROP OFF EXPECTATIONS:

When dropping off your student in the morning, Officer Innaimo will direct you around the circle (by the pool doors).

Drivers must pull up to the sidewalk leading to the front of the building for drop off. Pool doors will not be accessible for the foreseeable future.

Students should remain in the vehicle until the car pulls up to the sidewalk leading to the front entrance.

PICK UP EXPECTATIONS:

Students will be dismissed out of the front entrance.

The students will meet their drivers at the drop off location.

Drivers are asked to remain in their vehicles.

On the first day of school, you will see our Dean of Students, Matt Perachi, and our new SRO, Rich Innaimo, directing you around the circle outside the pool doors to drop-off location.

We are working diligently with our contractors to create safe drop-off and pick-up protocols for our students. For safety reasons, we ask that ALL students are dropped off and picked up in the manner shown above. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.