January 22, 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We want to make you aware of the upcoming closure of one of the walking paths to YES/HMS. The path from West Elm Street to YES will be closed as early as February 1 due to the renovation. We will begin talking with our students about this right away to make sure they are aware of this change.
As part of the renovation and expansion of Yarmouth Elementary School, a temporary closure of the walking path from West Elm Street to the Elementary School is necessary. In order to prevent increase runoff of water into the Tenney Street neighborhood, a system will be installed under the existing path, drawing water into the Town's stormwater drainage. By placing the system under the existing path, the contractor is able to minimize the removal of trees in that area. During this closure, students who frequent the path will be rerouted to McCartney Street. The path will reopen at the end of construction, or sooner, if conditions allow.
Please take some time to talk with your child(ren) about this if they use this path.
Thanks very much-
Joan Adler and Tom McDowell
HMS Administrative Team