Charles Luebbert is onsite and is making good progress in converting the Elementary Gym floor from tile to hardwood. Tile is gone and plywood is currently being installed. Stay tuned for the finished product in a couple of weeks. June 18, 2020
The gym floor at the Elementary School is really taking shape. As you can see, the hardwood has been installed and some finish has been applied where the bleachers will sit. This project is scheduled to be completed this week. After a few weeks of cure time, it'll be ready for use. This will be an excellent facility for elementary PE classes and will also serve as a potential practice facility for the MS and HS basketball programs. It might even help eliminate the need for some late evening practice times. June 22, 2020
The gym floor at California Elementary School is all complete except for a few finishing touches. It looks amazing and will be a much improved surface for PE classes and groups that utilize this space. We are hoping to install some additional basketball goals in the future. Progress continues to be made on Proposition 2020. Thanks for your continued support!
Elementary and Middle School HVAC Updates
Out with the old, in with the new. IFS has been busy atop the Middle School and Elementary School buildings swapping out the old compressors with the new ones. The new ones have been mounted and now they are in the process of hooking up the electrical. They also have a crew at the weight room/locker room at CHS today installing AC in that facility as well. Tremendous progress! June 22, 2020
Elementary/Middle School New Construction
A pre-construction meeting was held this morning with Incite Design Studio (our architects), GBH Builders (our General Contractor who we have worked with on 3 straight bond issues now), and many subcontractors. We are excited to start moving dirt for the new, 2-story building that will be located between the Middle School and the Elementary School. Work should get started on Monday! June 18, 2020
Now you see it...and now you don't. Work has started where the new addition will be, providing access to this space to work vehicles. We're also relocating the electrical service that currently sits on the future addition site. Not to worry...the covered walkway will be rebuilt once the construction is completed. June 22, 2020
Construction started at the middle school today. 6/23/2020
The future location of the 2-story new addition between the elementary and middle schools is under a significant transformation. As you can see, the patio area for the middle school is gone and so are the covered walkways. Temporary walls will be going up soon but first electrical and sewer relocation must happen. Thanks to A & D Construction and GBH Builders for your work on this job site.
A team from Fisher Tracks is onsite and working hard in this heat to get our track resurfaced. The original surface outlasted its life expectancy of 8-10 years. The new surface is going to look great and will provide our student athletes a quality surface for classes and competitions. It'll also be an improved surface for our patrons who utilize this facility for exercise. We're making great progress. Thanks for your support.
High School Parking Lot
Parking lot progress at CHS is under way. Septagon is starting with the lot on the east side, then will move to the front lot, and will finish on the section back by the Agriculture building. We are thankful for the overwhelming support of our community to help our district to realize these improvements.
High School Roofing
Watkins Roofing is on campus to install the new roof at CHS. We are really making great progress. Thanks for supporting our facility improvement plan...so appreciated.
As Old Glory flies proudly (and Pinto Stong shows on the water tower in the background) improvements continue to be made at CHS. Watkins Roofing brought a large crew this week to keep progress rolling along. June 22, 2020
High School HVAC
Boiler Number 2 at CHS is now history as well. New equipment has been ordered and will be installed in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.June 18, 2020
The new heating and cooling system in the Horticulture building has been installed and ready for use. June 18, 2020
Network Infrastructure Upgrading
A crew from Provision Data Solutions is on campus today installing the upgraded network infrastructure backbone. It'll be completed this week. This is a $215,000 project in total, however, the district will only spend approximately $40,000 because we applied for and were awarded an ERate grant to pay the remainder. We're working hard to utilize your tax dollars wisely! June 22, 2020
Tour of New
Building - April 28, 2021
Front of large building addition being added between existing elementary and middle schools.
Back of addition being added between elementary and middle schools.
This large building addition between the existing elementary school and the existing middle school will be approximately 33,000 square feet between two floors and will include 2 pre-kindergarten learning environments, 6 kindergarten learning environments, multiple resource and SPED rooms, a new art room and miscellaneous building and staff support areas such as a teacher work room, storage space, and restrooms.
The new kindergarten classes will be set up in favor of a kindergarten program, but will be flexible enough to accommodate Pre-K through 2nd grades. The rooms will be set up with a primary and secondary teaching wall and both will be provided white board display surfaces. The wall opposite the primary wall will be provided a tackable wall surface. The primary teaching wall will be equipped with an interactive projector. Full height cabinets for teacher storage will be provided in addition to student storage cubbies and upper wall cabinets for classroom storage.
The new art room will have access to storage and a kiln room and will have in-room cabinetry and sinks. The new music room will have access to a storage room and cabinetry.
The special eduation rooms will be a flexible learning space as well, and like the standard learning environments, the room will have a primary and secondary teaching wall, provide tackable wall surfaces, an interacive projector, and storage casework with sink.
The new multipurpose room that is being added on to the elementary school in an unused courtyard.
Middle School cafeteria
Middle school library construction. This area will have two new classrooms, as well as an audio visual room and a conference room.
Cabinets and cubbies for the new addition have been delivered and are just waiting to be installed!