Bridgewater Bear Tracks
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October 10, 2021
Traffic Changes Coming
I have shared your concern about the continued issues with traffic on Jefferson Parkway during arrival and especially dismissal times. It is time for a change as it is so contentious every afternoon with someone feeling the need to swear at my staff or myself every day. In working with the City of Northfield, we plan to change the traffic pattern entering and exiting our school beginning on Oct. 25, 2021, which is right after the MEA break.
The plan will change the entrance to the school from Jefferson Parkway to Division Street (Highway 246) with traffic being one-way on campus and exiting at Jefferson Parkway. This approach will allow us to double the number of vehicles that can be lined up on our school property instead of backing up onto Jefferson Parkway. We have a limited number of options to impact the traffic problems on school grounds positively, and this change is the best one we have available to us.
More details will be coming in future updates over the next several weeks, but I wanted you to know that this change is coming. We are working on signage and preparing for the painting of arrows and lines. Eventually, we will need an entrance sign indicating the entrance to Bridgewater.
Oct. 12---BBC Meeting 6:00-7:00 BW Media Center
Oct. 19---5th Grade 5K @ 8:35 a.m.
Oct. 20---Hat & PJ Day
Oct. 21-24---MEA, No School for Students
Oct. 26---Vision & Hearing Re-screening
Nov. 8---Teacher Workday, No School for Students
Nov. 9---Picture Retake Day
Nov. 9---BBC Meeting 6:00-7:00 BW Media Center
Nov. 24-28---Thanksgiving Break, No School for Students and Staff
Dec. 10---4th Grade River Bend Visit for Waste Education
Dec. 14---BBC Meeting 6:00-7:00 BW Media Center
Dec. 23-Jan.2---Winter Break, No School for Students and Staff
Bridgewater Elementary School
World-class Learning for Elementary Students Grades K–5
Bridgewater Elementary School, situated on a 14-acre campus just south of downtown Northfield, is a K–5 public school serving approximately 550 students. It serves the neighborhoods on Northfield’s southern side,
Dundas, and the rural area south of Highway 19 and west of Highway 246. Students benefit from an active parent-teacher organization, Bridegwater Booster Club (BBC) and many parent volunteers.
The staff is intensely dedicated to offering a high quality, well-rounded education that strives to meet the specific needs of each student. We focus on empowering our students in their learning and building a solid foundation for their educational journeys.