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New SMS Drop-Off Procedures

New SMS Drop-Off Procedures

Dear SMS Families,

Welcome back to school! We hope your child experienced a wonderful first day at SMS.

I wanted to send a brief note to thank you for your patience this morning during drop off. As you may know, we recently underwent construction to create a new traffic flow pattern. It is extremely important to us that drop off is efficient and safe. However, we are aware that it wasn't so efficient this morning. We have plans in place for improvements we can implement immediately, and will continue to work tirelessly with our contractors, buildings and grounds department and the Oakland County Sheriff's Office to make further modifications and corrections to the traffic pattern as needed. Sashabaw Middle School is a very big building and traffic will continue to be much heavier than at the elementary buildings, but we believe that together with your help, we will work out the kinks. Thank you for understanding as this is all new to us too!

Thanks, also, for all the smiling faces and waves this morning! We appreciate your patience as we make it better each day.

Please review the traffic flow diagram below.


Liz Walker

SMS Parking Lot Drop Off

About Clarkston Community Schools: Clarkston is a highly regarded school district with an enrollment of nearly 7,500 students. We have seven elementary schools (K-5), one middle school serving grades 6-7, one junior high for grades 8-9, and Clarkston High School, which serves students in grades 10-12. We also have an Early Childhood Center serving children ages 3-5, and an alternative high school/community education facility. Clarkston Community Schools students are well-prepared for a future that excites them, and believe that they can achieve their dreams. The mission of Clarkston Community Schools is to create a learning environment where students, staff, and families are challenged, healthy, engaged, safe, and supported.

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