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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.

(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

Town Meeting on Saturday!

2022 Candidate Forum: Watch it here: https://lincolntv.viebit.com/player.php?hash=2Qa8G3yMWgWK

Town Meeting is on Saturday, March 26 at 9:30am in the Auditorium!

Middle School Open House 8:00am – 9:00am: Come see the renovated Middle School! (no guided tours, the public can wander through the building and faculty and student docents will be on hand).

Town Elections are on Monday, March 28 from 7:30am – 8:00pm in the Middle School (Reed) Gym!

What is Town Meeting? It’s the day when residents come together to vote on Town and School budgets, capital investments, town bylaws, and citizens’ petitions.

Who can vote at Town Meeting? Everyone who is registered to vote in the Town of Lincoln is a voter at Town Meeting! If you are a resident but not a registered voter, you are still welcome to attend. If there is a closely contested vote, you will be asked to move to a designated area while counting occurs. The meeting will be livestreamed, and state law requires in-person voting.

Will there be votes affecting the school building project? Yes! There are three votes that impact the project:

  1. Article #11: Modular removal and field restoration: The School Committee has approved an agreement to sell the modular classrooms to the Nauset Regional School District for $550,000. From those proceeds the School Committee is asking for $350,000 to remove the modular school and restore the field.  The work will include dismantling the temporary school, removing the concrete footers and temporary parking lot, and, finally, restoring the field. Nauset needs to have the classrooms in place for the start of school in Fall 2022.  While the sale is happening now, the funds from the proceeds of the $550,000 sale, will not be available for use until FY2025. This means asking residents to approve Article 11 now in order to keep our project on schedule.  Once the proceeds from the sale of the modulars are certified, they will be used to reimburse the town.
  2. Article #10 is the list of projects recommended by the Capital Planning Committee. The list includes a proposal to reallocate the remaining $200,000 from the sale of the modulars to replace the building lighting control system in the Middle School. The Audacy system was chosen through the bidding process in 2020 and installed as part of Phase 1. It is a cloud-based system that includes smart outlets, manual controls, and occupancy sensors throughout the building. In 2021, Audacy’s new parent company announced that it would discontinue the system and eliminate product support in 2026 at the latest. In addition, the Audacy components installed in the Middle School have already proven to be problematic. Our project team has been a strong advocate for us, and the supplier of the Audacy system is providing us, free of charge, a replacement Lutron system that is similar to what is being used in the Hanscom schools. The Lutron system is now being installed in the Primary School. The $200,000 we are requesting, along with $135,000 from the project budget, will be used to remove the Audacy system and install the Lutron system in the Middle School over the summer. Addressing this issue now will save the Town money when compared to doing it in the future after the construction project is complete.
  3. Article #24 is sponsored by the Select Board. Before construction began, as the SBC went through the value engineering process, the town agreed to utilize money in the Cable Fund to support new cable television infrastructure in the school. The Cable Fund comes from annual fees paid to the town by Comcast and Verizon. As a result, it takes votes over the course of several years to allocate funds to the project. 

Here are the slides from last Wednesday when the SBC provided a Town Meeting update. Click here to see the March gallery.

Droning on…

In December, Joe Dearden, the Lincoln School’s Network Manager, took some great drone footage of the renovation process. Click the image to check it out!

Since then, our construction team has continued to make substantive progress while navigating the challenges of winter weather, supply chain disruptions, and COVID. Check out the latest photos in our January photo gallery. Just for fun, you can compare them to where we were in January 2021!

The slides from last Wednesday’s meeting are here.

Topping off 2021!

On Wednesday, Lincoln School students and faculty celebrated the placement of the final beam in a “topping off” ceremony. With her permission, we are sharing Principal Sarah Collmer’s letter to parents:

Dear K-4 Community,

Today we had a “Topping Off Ceremony” to commemorate the final beam being placed in Phase 2 of the Lincoln School Building Project! Consigli painted the beam white and all of the K-4 students and staff, as well as the 5th graders (who weren’t at the middle school last year to do the Phase 1 ceremony) added their names so that we will always be a part of the building’s history!

We went outside to watch the crane place the beam in its spot over what will be the new Learning Commons! It was extremely moving to be together as a school – something we have not done since before the pandemic; and what a thrill it was to hear the kids clapping and cheering. Your child will be coming home with a gift bag from Consigli with a few items to help them remember this special day.

Thank you to the School Building Committee, Consigli, and the Town of Lincoln for all of their hard work and commitment to this project. We are looking forward to returning to the new and renovated Lincoln School in the fall!

Best,

Sarah

What a fun way to close out 2021! On behalf of the School Building Committee, we wish you good health, time to regenerate, and all the best as we start 2022.

The Outreach Team

Beaming up!

One supply chain challenge for the Lincoln School project has been steel delivery. While waiting some extra days for the steel to arrive, our team from Consigli rearranged the construction schedule to ensure that progress continued to be made. The good news is that this past week more steel arrived, including the largest beam in the project! How big? Where is it going? Take our quiz and check your answers at the bottom of the blog post!

  1. Where is the steel coming from? a) Canada b) China c) Donelan’s d) Something Special
  2. How long is the biggest beam? a) 102′- 1″ b) 600″ c) 53′-3″ d) 20 cows + 2 chickens
  3. How much does it weigh? a) 6000 lbs b) 8673 lbs c) 2 tons d) 9535 lbs – “the Covid 19”
  4. How high will it be off the floor? a) about the height of an Anklyosuarus b) 16′-3″ c) 11′-10″ d) 20″
  5. Where will the beam be? Scroll to the bottom of the blog post to find out!

The beam we’ve been highlighting is in section C of the building. As you’ve read prior SBC posts, you’ve probably come across the letter designations for each zone of construction. Below is the image that breaks down the building into sections. Phase 1 (Middle School) was comprised of sections D, E, F, G, and H. Phase 2 (Primary School) is currently underway, and is comprised of section A, B, and C. The slide deck from last Wednesday’s meeting can be found here.

Building Sections Labeled for Construction
ANSWER to Question 5: The beam spans the north side of the Learning Commons, seen here highlighted in red.

Dining Commons Serves the Community (and SBC meeting is on Wednesday)

Yesterday (Saturday), the Lincoln School hosted a pediatric COVID vaccination clinic for children ages 5 – 12 in the Dining Commons. Thank you for the hard work of everyone who organized and ran the clinic, and deep gratitude to one very patient rabbit (and her owner!) who helped lift everyone’s spirits!

The SBC meets virtually on Wednesday, December 15th at 7:00pm. Click here for the agenda and here for the new December photo gallery.

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