PHS Safety Upgrades Construction Information

Work will begin Dec. 12, 2014, to improve security at Pendleton High School, and students and visitors will see some changes to how they access the campus during construction.

Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company will begin excavation around the perimeter of PHS for a new security fence this week. Construction of the fence will continue on through and after Winter Break. The new security fence will also feature entry gates from the student parking area on the east side of campus. During construction, there will be safety access points in case of an emergency, such as a school evacuation.

Beginning Friday, students and staff can expect some limited access from the student parking area to school buildings. While some construction fencing will be erected, there will at times be restricted access to the walkways from the student parking lot between the Commons and Auditorium, and the Gold Gym and the Commons. There will be access to the Gold Gym during Winter Break.

Work to remodel the main office at PHS will begin over Winter Break, and will continue on weekends after the break. While access through the main entrance will remain open, the main office will look a bit different when students return from break.

During construction, all parking areas on campus will remain open.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience and cooperation during this exciting new phase at Pendleton High School,” said Principal Dan Greenough. “We take the safety of our students very seriously, and the outcome of this construction work will help to improve safety and security in our school.”

The District wants to emphasize that while a construction plan is in place, changes to that plan could occur as the process moves forward. The District will continue to keep parents, staff and students informed of any potential changes.

Additional security upgrades, including new doors and keycard access, will begin in summer 2015.

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