A Message from the Principal
I am pleased to announce that Reese School will be getting a new parking lot this summer! We have known for several years that the existing lot is too small to accommodate the needs of staff and students on the campus. The Measure U Bond, which was passed last year, supplied the funding for the project to be completed.
The plans have been drawn, and the project is out-to-bid. The work is due to start immediately after school is out in June. It will involved a renovation of the drive-through area in front of the school as well as a new lot located on a portion of the existing intermediate playground at the corner of Mills and Elm. The project will also involve moving the existing bike rack area. None of the existing playground equipment will be affected by the additional parking areas.
We are thrilled that there will be additional parking at Reese for both staff and visitors, helping us to move our cars off of the surrounding streets; this is good for both Reese and the community! I am grateful to the voters who supported Measure U and the Lodi Unified School District in supplying for the needs of our school site!
This is a good time to remind everyone that we need to take extra care in dropping off and picking up your students from Reese. The current situation with flow-through lanes can be dangerous if drivers are not constantly watching and making safe decisions for the sake of our children. Please continue driving with all the life skills we need to make it safe for all: Patience, Flexibility, Awareness, and Selflessness. If everyone will follow the stated rules for drop-off and pick-up, we will be able to ensure the safety of all our children. Thank you for your care for our students while driving!