By: Peyton Gelinger/Junior Writer
As you drive up to the Blue Ridge Middle/High School entrance, you may have noticed that there is a sign for a temporary Middle/High School main office. The main office of Blue Ridge is under construction for renovations. So, for the time being, students and parents will have to use the temporary main office. There is no official date on when the renovations will be done, but the office staff expect to be in the temporary location for the remainder of the year.
Currently, Mrs. Webster (MS/HS principle), Mrs. DeVincentis (administrative assistant), Mr. Deck (Student Resource Officer), and Mrs. Merrell (Discipline/Attendance) are located in a teacher’s lounge across from Mr. Sokoloski’s room. Mrs. Haskell (Office Clerk) is currently located in the Guidance office. Mr. Summers (Athletic Trainer/Director) along with Mrs. Clinton (Transportation) are currently located in the old attendance office.
After all of the office renovations are complete, Mrs. Webster, Mr. Deck, Mrs. DeVincentis, Mrs. Merrell, and Mrs. Haskell will be back in the main office. The old attendance office is becoming the permanent placement for Mr. Summers, along with Mrs. Clinton.
Students arriving late or leaving school early, as well as school visitors, will have to come to the temporary office to do so. You can enter the building by first coming to the opposite side of the high school from where the office is normally located. There is a big red sign that you will be able to see in the parking lot. Then, as you walk up the sidewalk there is a smaller white sign directing you to the door that visitors will be able to buzz in at and enter the building. The temporary office space is right next to the door that you will enter and exit through.
“We are very grateful and excited for our new office space,” stated MS/HS principle Mrs. Casey Webster.
The plans for the new office include adding new safety features for a safer and more secure office space, and a new entrance into the building, along with an ISS and conference room located right in the office.
The new office should be up and running next school year, but for now hold tight. This will be the location of the office for the remainder of the year.