On Friday Nov. 12, construction began at Baker High School. This is part of phase 1 of the Baldwinsville Central School District's 2008 Capital Project, which voters approved in December 2008.
As of Nov. 12, the main entrance of the high school will be closed for construction. The main entrance for students and visitors will be located at exit 23, which is the door near the school nurse's office at the north end of the building near the quad. Visitors will still be required to sign into the building with a driver's license.
Between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:45 p.m., visitors and parents dropping off and picking up students should not park in or enter the bus loop of Baker High School. Bus traffic is the only traffic allowed in the loop during these hours.
For safety reasons, parents are asked to drop off and pick up their children in the parking lot behind the high school, rather than on the main road of the district campus. Visitor parking is located in the quad.
The district has been reviewing and fine tuning traffic changes on the main campus that were implemented at the start of the school year. For safety reasons, and because of the closure of Baker's main entrance, as of Dec. 1, the traffic pattern for buses in Baker's bus loop will change. Buses will enter the loop from the north end and they will exit at the south end and proceed to Durgee Junior High School. At the junior high school, buses will enter the bus loop from the north end and exit the loop at the south end, on to Albert Palmer Lane to leave the district campus. Durgee parents are asked to drop off and pick up their children in the school's main parking lot.
On the district campus, cars continue to pass school buses that have their flashing lights on. Please remember that it is illegal in New York State to pass a school bus while its lights are flashing, no matter where the bus is stopped, even when it is in front of a school building. Flashing lights indicate that students are either boarding or exiting a bus.