The second change is that all fencing has been installed to prepare for construction phase 2, which will be comprised of portable demolition, deep underground yard work for the sprinkler system and sewage efficiency, and the building of our new playground structures, patio, and parking lots.
There is a change in our play areas for the next five months and dismissal zones for Kindergarten and first grades. We are still working to post the final specifics of these changes. I want my first New Year's message to the Madison community to be an official thank you to the Madison Staff for their sacrifice during the holiday season.
Just to review. When you arrive in the morning at Madison school, the front yard's grass area will look different. It will be totally fenced in with privacy covers on the fence. The dismissal locations will not be visible. Each grade level will be assigned an exit and a staggered time. For now, we need you to make a strategic plan for parking. As all streets will be congested due to the closure of the teacher's faculty parking lot. Please be patient and strategic as we work to arrange the safest dismissal alternatives possible at this time. We are asking all staff to honor the drop-off zones on Mission road for our families. Our dismissal has been much safer as a result of making Mission Road a drop-off zone and not a location for a long-term all-day parking option. Kindergartners will be dismissed from the Mendocino side of campus through the Kindergarten classroom door located next to the preschool entrance. First grade will be dismissed through the auditorium steps. Again, more details will be posted on the website for clarity.
Thank you again for your patience and support as we celebrate and pivot these historical Madison changes.