Important safety and traffic news items

Everyone here at Farragut is excited to start the 2018-19 school year! We do have a few important safety and traffic news items to share with you as we gear up for the first day of school on Wednesday, August 22 with class starting at 8:00 a.m.

Campus construction is still in progress so some foot traffic patterns will still be altered. The good news is that the Farragut Hall circular drive at the corner of Park St. N. and 5th Ave. N. is operational and has been improved tremendously. What to expect:

  • Increased parking and a two-way traffic pattern.
  • If you are dropping off or picking up your child, please use the 5th Ave. N. entrance. We ask this for safety reasons. We would like the cars to be next to the sidewalks when students are being dropped off or picked up. This will limit students walking through active traffic.
  • The entrance/exit off of Park St. N. is also limited. You can only enter off of Park St. N. if you are traveling northbound, and you can only exit by turning right (turning north). The County and City have insisted on this due to the high volume of traffic on this road.

The Lower School parking lot along Country Club Rd. N. has remained the same, but has added a sidewalk along its pick up/drop off drive that is lined with bollards. This will further ensure your children’s safety as they get in and out of cars. Please be aware of the bollards when opening doors.

The Upper School parking lot near the Russell Building on 5th Ave. N. has remained the same.

The School will be installing a Thor Guard Lightning Prediction System. With the purchase of this warning system, it will assist in ensuring the safety of our students, faculty and staff campus-wide when inclement weather/lightning is in the area.