Attention Jefferson Summer School Parents/Guardians--Important Transportation Information

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 3:18pm

As a result of the storm damage to the fire alarm system at Jefferson Middle School last week, summer school will take place at Edison Middle School beginning Tuesday, June 26 through Thursday, June 28 while repairs are made. To ensure the temporary move is as convenient as possible, Champaign Unit 4 School District will be assisting with transportation.

Walkers:
For those students who walk to school, we will provide a shuttle to and from Jefferson to Edison, picking up at 7:50 a.m. to arrive at Edison at 8:05 a.m. A second shuttle will pick up at 8:50 a.m. and arrive at Edison at 9:05 a.m. Busses will pick up students at Edison at 1 p.m. to return to Jefferson at 1:15 p.m.

Car-riders:
Parents may drop their student off directly at Edison Middle School (306 W. Green Street, Champaign). Please drop students off via State Street on the west side of the school (State Street is a one way street running south). Students will enter the school via the blacktop parking area on the west side of the school. If it is more convenient, parents may continue to drop their student off at Jefferson Middle School to ride the district-provided shuttle to Edison as described above for walkers.

MTD-riders:
If your student currently rides the MTD to Jefferson for summer school. Below are some routes listed by area that drop off close to Edison.

  • West side of town (Centennial area): 5E Green to Springfield and Prairie, walk towards Green Street
  • Far West side of town (Staley): 16B Pink to Round Barn, TRANSFER to 5E Green to Springfield and Prairie, walk towards Green Street
  • North side of town: Neighborhood bus such as 3S Lavender or 7W Grey to the Illinois Terminal, TRANSFER to 5W Green to Springfield and Prairie, walk towards Green Street
  • East Side of Town: 5W Green to Springfield and Prairie, walk towards Green Street
  • Additionally, students who can ride the 4W and 4E Blue can get off at Prairie and John Street, then walk towards Green Street

Any families looking for the best route information can call MTD Quick Route at 217-265-7433. Once at school Tuesday, Summer School staff will work on providing routes home for students.

Tomorrow at Edison we will be providing more information regarding the rest of the week so you can plan accordingly.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility.

 

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