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Getting ready to catch some rays!

Installation of the photovoltaic (PV) panels has begun! These panels are on the roof of the Auditorium connector.

The School Building Committee meets this week on Wednesday, August 10th at 7:00pm via Zoom. The agenda and link can be found here.

Check out the new August photo gallery and some final additions to the July gallery!

And away they go!*

Modular units ready to leave the Lincoln School campus. Photo by Peter von Mertens.

Remember how excited we were to see the temporary school being built? We are now just as thrilled to see it being deconstructed! One by one, the modular units are being prepared for transport to their new home at the Nauset Regional High School. It will take a couple of weeks to remove the temporary school, the concrete footings, and the parking lot. After that, reconstruction of the field can begin.

Nauset High School construction site. Photo by Clay Reaser.

Also, at this week’s meeting, we learned:

  • Installation of playground equipment will begin soon!
  • The racks that support the PV panels on the roof are being installed. Work began on top of the Middle School (Reed) Gym and will progress along the building.
  • Concrete and paving work continues on the Commons courtyard, main entrance, and walkways.
  • Interior finishes are well underway, and final clean-up is starting at the preK/Kindergarten end of the building.

The link to the meeting presentation is here, and more photos have been added to the July gallery.

*Our thanks to Peter von Mertens for the title of the blog post!

Play time! (and July SBC Meeting)

The new “Commons Playground” will be located at the northwest corner of the school. The photo below shows the sidewalk that will encircle the playground, making it accessible. Check out other recent photos in the new July photo gallery!.

The School Building Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 13 at 7:00pm. The agenda and zoom link can be found here.

Project Milestones

Inside the Learning Commons

Although all preK-8 students will be in the renovated school this fall, the School Building Committee anticipates that big work (installation of PV panels and connectivity) and small (punch list items) will continue on the Lincoln School campus for about another year. Here are some major milestones to watch for:

  • Furniture and equipment for grades K – 4 will move out of the modular school between June 22 and July 3.
  • The modular units will be removed from campus between July 25 and August 12.
  • About 25% of the photovoltaic (PV) panels are expected to arrive soon. Supply chain issues have slowed down delivery. Installation will begin on the Middle School gym.
  • All the PV panels should be installed and on line by next spring/summer.

The project team and SBC continue to closely monitor supply chain issues, schedule, and budget.

Click here for the slide deck from this past week’s meeting, and here for the June photo gallery.

What’s new?

As Phase 2 of the Lincoln School project takes shape, let’s take a look at some of the new features of the Primary School:

  • Preschool is moving out of the Hartwell building and into the school! For the first time, all of our grades, preK – 8, will be together under one roof. This will give our youngest students access to the gym, music, and art rooms, and will make it much easier to deliver services such as occupational and physical therapy. It will also facilitate the transition to Kindergarten.
  • The new Media Center (all-new construction) is on the east side of the building.
  • The new Learning Commons will be a flexible space for school and community events. It can be set up for presentations, robotics competitions, art shows, science fairs, music performances, school dances – whatever we can imagine! The Learning Commons and adjacent Dining Commons will both have access to a large courtyard space in the inner part of the “L” (about where the “Learning Commons” label is below)
  • The principals’ offices will be centrally located by the new main entrance (larger pink area in the image below).
  • The 3rd grade wing is all-new construction and will be the youngest grade to feature a hub space.

A reminder of which parts of the building are being renovated and which parts are all-new construction:

New construction vs Renovation

Click here to see the new May photo gallery and here to see the slide deck from last Wednesday’s School Building Committee meeting.

(Un)paving the way

A lot of work will be happening on Ballfield Road during school vacation week. Please see Superintendent Becky McFall’s message below. Click here for the slide deck from this week’s meeting.

Dear Lincoln Campus Community,

This week Consigli Construction began work on the road between the Lincoln School and the K-4 modular building.  The asphalt was stripped down to gravel and more extensive excavation will take place in the next week with paving over the April vacation week.  Please drive carefully in this area and reduce your speeds on the gravel roadways.

Many thanks to the faculty and staff for working around this additional challenge and being flexible and supportive of using alternative recess locations.

Best,

Becky McFall

Building a better…website (and SBC meets this week)

Check it out! The School Building Committee website (www.lincolnsbc.org) now features Google Translate so that the site is available in multiple languages. Look for the “widget” on the top left side of the home page above the main menu. We hope this makes the site more inclusive of and accessible to our community and to people in other places who sometimes drop by to learn about our process and project.

Want to get the latest update on the project? Join us for the SBC meeting on Wednesday, April 13 @7:00pm. The agenda and Zoom link can be found here.

The new April photo gallery is here.

Thank you!

…To the roughly 275 voters who attended Town Meeting yesterday! It was great to see everyone in the room and to hear the buzz of excitement from people who toured through the building. Many thanks to the students and faculty who shared their enthusiasm and answered questions, to the Girl Scouts for selling treats, and to all the town and school staff members who prepared the building, ran the technology, and kept us informed and organized.

Members of Harriet Todd’s family were on hand as we celebrated the dedication of the Lecture Hall in her name (video should be posted here in the next few days). Also, all three school project related warrant articles passed, for which the School Building Committee is very grateful.

A few more photos have been added to the March photo gallery. The next School Building Committee (virtual) meeting is on Wednesday, April 13 at 7:00pm.

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