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August 25, 2015


Letter to MS and HS Parents Regarding Student Accident

This letter was emailed to all MS and HS families on August 25, 2015.

Dear Parent(s) and Guardians(s):

Today, at approximately 7:55 a.m. an MRH High School Student was involved in an accident near our Middle and High School campus. While crossing the intersection at Big Bend and Manchester, the student was hit by a car turning onto Manchester. A Central Office administrator, and the MRH crossing guard at the intersection, witnessed the accident and immediately called 911.

Maplewood emergency personnel were quickly on the scene and attended to the student. In addition, multiple MRH personnel arrived at the intersection to assist. The student was completely alert and did not appear to have any visible injuries, but as a precaution, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for further evaluation.

The initial investigation conducted by the Maplewood police comprises multiple witnesses including the driver, crossing guard, and student. Preliminary indications are that the student attempted to cross the intersection while the car had a green arrow and the crosswalk light indicated for pedestrians to not cross.

Safety is a top priority at MRH and we encourage all parents and guardians to remind children to obey all traffic lights, use and follow crosswalk signals, and adhere to directions from the crossing guards. Additionally, it is imperative that all drivers in the MRH community are aware of pedestrians crossing our many busy streets. 

We can’t be too defensive as drivers or too careful as pedestrians. We must work together to ensure the safety of all our students.


Michael Dittrich, Principal
MRH Middle School

Kevin Grawer, Principal
MRH High School

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.