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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.

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.

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.

According to our students…

Thank you to Mathias, Nina, Camille, Lucy, Eliana, Cadence, Montana, and Samantha for sharing their observations about the renovated Middle School!

The School Building Committee met last Wednesday. Click here to see the slides from the meeting.

Join us at the State of the Town Meeting on Monday, November 1st to get an update on the project!

Register at www.lincolntown.org.

School Tour!

Get ready for photos! On August 12th, SBC members were treated to a tour of the renovated Middle School. Building inspections were completed earlier in the week and faculty will be able to move into their classrooms starting on Monday, August 16th. The map below shows the tour route, and there are photos below that correspond to the numbered circles. More photos can be found in the August gallery. Slide deck from the August 11th SBC meeting can be found here.

SBC Tour Route on 8/12/21

Stop #1: Dining Commons

Stop #2: Kitchen

Stop #3: 5th Grade Hub Space

Stop #4: 7th Grade Neighborhood

Stop #5: 6th Grade Neighborhood

Stop #6: Auditorium

Stop #7: Connection between Auditorium and Reed Gym

Stop #8: Reed Gym

Walk this way…

Construction Site Safety: When you visit the campus, you’ll see that the construction site is shifting. At the moment the entire school and both parking lots are work zones.

  • The access to Codman Pool is via the pathway and bridge behind the Hartwell pods. PLEASE use this path, not the parking lot.
  • ONLY the Hartwell parking lot and the lot by the temporary school are available for pool parking.
  • There is NO vehicle access around the top of the loop in front of the school – the road is being rebuilt.
  • BOTH the parking lot by the Reed Gym & the parking lot by the Smith field are closed to public parking.

Project Update: A lot of work is happening simultaneously! A few highlights:

  • A new construction fence has been installed around the elementary school. Excavation work will begin shortly.
  • Start at the end of July, the original 1948 Smith building will be demolished (see photo below) and construction will begin on the new Learning Commons, 3rd grade wing, and Media Center.
  • In the middle school, new hydration stations are being installed, there are new railings in the Lecture Hall (upper half of the Auditorium), white boards are being hung, and many other details are being addressed!
  • In the parking lot near the pool, Sun Power, the company that will be installing all of the photovoltaic (PV) panels on the school, has started doing prep work.
  • More photos can be found in the July gallery.

The project update presented at Wednesday’s meeting can be found here. Next meeting is on Wednesday, August 11th @ 7:00pm via Zoom.

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