Shepaug Valley School's construction project began with the groundbreaking on November 9, 2018. The construction is well underway as our builders, O&G, lay the infrastructure to support our agriscience program and science labs. The building project on the south side of the building (poolside) is anticipated to be complete by October 2019, and the north side which includes the new science labs is scheduled for completion in December 2019. Shepaug Agriscience received 75 applications for our first cohort of students. We are excited to open our doors in Fall 2019 and welcome agriscience students from Shepaug and six sending districts.
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.
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.