January 15, 2013
As you know, we have been working to begin the process of building a new Wilmington High School. The day has finally arrived when we will begin the project. The initial phases will include the demolition of the old W.H.S. Gymnasium stating the week before February vacation. To that end, we will need to begin the process of transitioning the teacher parking to the student parking lot. As we have said in previous e-mails and meetings, this will cause a change for students who are currently parking in the student lot.
As of Monday, February 11, 2013, teachers will begin to park in the student parking lot in the numbered parking spaces closest to the Fourth of July building. Only seniors who have registered their cars with the School Resource Officer on or before January 15, 2013 will be able to park in the student lot in the non-numbered spaces. Any remaining spaces will be given out based on availability and by lottery starting with the remaining seniors. Students who currently have a vehicle that is registered and insured but have not received a parking permit will need to see Officer Gillis no later than February 15, 2013 to have their name added to the lottery list. During February vacation, names will be drawn for any remaining spaces. Given the reduced number of spaces in the student parking lot, some students simply will not be able to drive a car to school and families will need to make other arrangements. Bus routes are posted on the WPS website for your convenience.
We realize the difficulty this change in parking presents, but we all know that it is time for us to move forward with the building project. We will need everyone’s cooperation with this change as we will be utilizing this plan until the new school is completed. Cooperation includes not creating parking spots, parking along surrounding streets, the Public Library or at local churches. We must work together to manage all of the intricacies that the new building project will bring.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to a smooth transition and a great new high school!
Eric Tracy, Principal