Posted August 16, 2006
>Safe transportation tips
>Letter to our neighbors
Dear Lincoln Family,
As you know, a number of streets in the Lincoln School neighborhood are under construction; we have just learned from the Village of Glen Ellyn that the work on Greenfield and Newton avenues will not be finished in time for the start of school due to some unanticipated challenges. The project is expected to be finished in early to mid-October.
This means that we will have very little school parking for the duration and more cars than usual will be parked on nearby streets. We are doing our best to manage this by encouraging parents to walk their child to school, providing remote parking for staff with shuttle transportation to school and making sure we have plenty of supervision on hand to help facilitate traffic and ensure student safety. If you drive your child to school, please allow plenty of extra time, recognize that driving routes may change in the neighborhood as construction progresses, and be patient.
This page provides information and a map that will help us all ensure a smooth, safe start to the school year. The information on the Lincoln and District 41 web site will continue to be updated as construction progresses. Please read this page carefully and make sure your child understands the safety rules for pedestrians around the school.
The map included on this page was provided by the Village of Glen Ellyn, and diagrams the traffic flow around the school. Greenfield Avenue
will be open to traffic westbound only during school hours, although there may still be some work occurring at times. Newton Avenue
will be closed north of Greenfield and open one-way southbound from Greenfield (toward Roosevelt) only. Busing
drop off and loading will take place on the northeast corner of Newton and Greenfield and signage will be in place. Parking
will be very limited on Greenfield. There will be no parking on Newton
You may drive up to the front of the school on Greenfield to drop off your child; however, there will probably be congestion and long lines, and parents may not park to walk children inside. There will be plenty of adults to help the children, but if you need to walk your child into the building, please park at least two blocks away and walk with your child…this may be a good plan for new students and kindergartners.
Lincoln School office staff (790-6475) will be able to answer your questions about school parking. For information specific to the construction project, there is information posted on the village of Glen Ellyn Web site www.glenellyn.org
. In addition, Bob Minix in Public Works (469-6756) or field engineer Dave Bugaj (878-7635) can answer questions. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we begin the new school year.