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Campus Construction News

If you visited Westminster at virtually any point this summer, you likely witnessed the mobilization of a crack team of professionals in architecture, engineering, construction, and project management all engaged in the first steps of a campus transformation. The scale, pace, and expert coordination of this effort are awe-inspiring and build confidence that our new spaces and buildings will be game-changers for our community.
 
Every effort is being made to reduce the impact of construction, and this page is designed to provide a summary of accommodations and construction-related changes to help you navigate campus throughout the year.
 
As we welcome our community back to campus for the start of a new school year, construction is currently contained within two secure worksites, one for Campbell Hall, Hawkins Hall, and Wildcat Plaza, and another near the facilities plant to complete the HVAC project.

August 1, 2019

Start of School Accommodations

Lower School

While construction will be limited to the Upper School campus, changes in traffic patterns may affect all families during high traffic time periods, especially morning carpool. Lower School carpool will now begin at 7:20 a.m. and run through its regular end time of 7:55 a.m. to give Lower School parents an opportunity to drop their children off and exit campus well before the height of Middle and Upper School morning traffic commences.

In an effort to further enhance safety and carpool efficiency, the loop through the parking lot at Carpool B is now one-way. New signage is posted to help families navigate the new route and security will be stationed in the parking lot to help direct traffic the first few days of the school year.

Middle School

A new exit road has been added for parents dropping Middle School students off at the upper entrance of Clarkson Hall. The new road connects the Clarkson Hall to the main campus access road and is one-way. We strongly encourage parents to utilize this new exit route to help reduce congestion near the Adams Gate roundabout. Middle School staff will be stationed at both Clarkson Hall dropoff locations to help expedite morning carpool lines.

Upper School

Juniors and seniors will be able to park on campus throughout the year. Junior parking will be located on the Kent Field tennis courts. In the fall, senior girls will also park on the Kent Field tennis courts, and senior boys will park at Turner Gym. In January, senior girls and boys will switch parking assignments. Enhanced lighting has been installed along the roadway near Kent Field to accommodate students walking to and from their cars throughout the day and early evening. Upper School students being dropped and picked up from school can utilize two locations this year, the Adams Gate roundabout and the Turner Gym roundabout. Additional Upper School faculty will be stationed at both dropoff points during morning carpool to help expedite carpool lines.

The Upper School Leadership Team is also excited to host a sneak peek of our temporary “Wildcat Village” on Tuesday, August 13 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Parents and students are invited to stop to tour the classrooms and enjoy light refreshments.

Parking and Visitor Parking

The “Senior” parking lot near Adams Gate holds 170 cars and is reserved for parents, visitors, faculty, and staff. Junior and senior students will park at Kent Field and Turner Gym. Additional parking remains available throughout campus, except for the former Campbell and Askew Hall lots. A map of 2019-20 parking and traffic flow is included below.

A Community Effort

We are very grateful to partner with you during our campus improvements. Taking advantage of these new accommodations will help alleviate traffic on campus for all and help get you and your family on and off campus in less time. Westminster is blessed to have a supportive and closely-knit community. Encouraging your students to be ready to exit the car when you approach the carpool line, with backpacks and other necessary items in hand, is one great way to help our community and contribute to a more efficient carpool line. Every little bit helps!

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