Director of Transportation: Julie Lankey-Smallwood, phone (608) 847-5451 ext. 6681
REMINDER TO PARENTS, GUARDIANS
and STUDENT DRIVERS
Changes in Bus Traffic Flow and
Student Pickup at Grayside Avenue Campus
We have received many positive comments on the changes in the afternoon lineup of the buses at the Grayside Avenue Campus. The new system is working well, and the buses are able to leave in a timely manner!
The Jevco buses will continue to park in a straight row, with the first bus parking near Olson Middle School, and the last bus near the MHS flagpoles/entrance. The buses will enter the campus using the driveway on the FAR WEST SIDE of the high school campus.
Personal vehicles for Grayside and Olson Middle School student pickup will continue to enter and line up in the same areas previously used. Vehicles will no longer be able to proceed into the parking area that is immediately adjacent to the Grayside office, from 3:00 p.m. until the buses leave the Grayside complex. This area will be blocked off by the buses during afternoon pickup. Parents who need to park and pick up students at Grayside during the bus loading period should park in the parking lot across from the district office. No adults or students may walk between buses. Please use the designated crosswalk by the district office only.
At MHS, personal vehicles will enter for pick-up and drop-off at the FAR WEST END of the parking lot, entering the lot nearest that point. Vehicles should travel east through the parking lot, pick up or drop off students at the sidewalk, and exit to the left, using the main entrance to the high school. Vehicles will not be allowed to enter or park along the main MHS entrance sidewalk, or in front of the high school.
Please click the link below to refer to the map which illustrates these important changes, which are being made with the safety of the students in mind. If you have questions regarding the change in traffic pattern, please contact Julie Lankey-Smallwood, Transportation Director, in the district office at 847-5451, ext. 6681.