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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.

(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

Here comes the sun (eventually)

SAVE THE DATE: ANNUAL TOWN MEETING SATURDAY, MARCH 26TH – in the renovated Auditorium!!!

As the Lincoln School renovation progresses, the project team is planning for the complicated logistics required to bring it to a close. Four major pieces of the puzzle are: 1) installation of the photovoltaic (PV) system; 2) removal of the temporary classrooms; 3) field restoration; and 4) repaving the road and parking lots. Here is what we know:

  • Our 1 megawatt PV system will include rooftop panels and canopies over both parking lots. There will also be a 500 kilowatt battery storage system.
  • The PV system is being installed by SunPower. The terms of the contract have been finalized and the rate for solar electricity is locked in for the next 25 years. Many thanks to our negotiation team, (Buck Creel, Jim Hutchinson, and our consultant from Beacon Integrated Systems) and our PPA Subcommittee (Alex Chatfield, Tim Christenfeld, Buck Creel, Jim Hutchinson, Ed Kern, and Peter Watkinson)!
  • The photo above shows prep work that was completed in the Middle School parking lot. Work to prepare the Primary School parking lot will begin in May.
  • Installation of the PV panels will begin this summer. Supply chain issues have delated the receipt of long lead-time equipment, but the goal is to have the system fully operational by March 2023.
  • The School Committee is finalizing an agreement to sell the temporary classrooms for $550,000; the purchasing district needs them in place by the start of school in Fall 2022.
  • Removal of the temporary school will begin in July; the temporary parking lot and concrete footers will need to be removed before playing field restoration can begin. Click here to see photos of the installation process we went through starting Summer 2019 through Spring 2020.
  • It will take at least 2 growing seasons until the playing fields are ready for use; target is Fall 2023.
  • PV installation, removal of the temp classrooms, and restoration of the field are being closely coordinated with the final repaving of the upper portion of the Ballfield Road loop and parking lots. Reminder: the lower portion of the loop will not be repaved as part of the project; will need to be a future town project.

Click here to see the slide deck from the meeting.

Duct and Cover…

Power outages are always an exciting topic of conversation in Lincoln and the school is a not-infrequent victim of branches falling on the wires that run between the road and the school. One very important aspect of the building project is that the electric lines are being buried under ground. This work has begun, most noticeably along the road between the center field and Hartwell.

With Deep Gratitude…

Because of a very generous gift from an anonymous donor, we will be able to restore the plan to build the courtyard outside of the Learning and Dining Commons. The design includes three large benches that will be made from several salvaged oak trees from Ballfield Road and from granite pieces that are on Lincoln conservation land. The SBC is very excited that the courtyard has been reinstated into the project! It will become a wonderful school and community asset.

We don’t mean to “drone” on…

…but we hope you’ll enjoy this aerial view of the construction site that was provided to us by our Owner’s Project Manager. They plan to take videos on a monthly basis, so stay tuned for more as we all watch the progress! More project photos are here.

Next (Virtual) SBC Meeting: Wednesday, September 16th @7:00pm.

Something’s Happening Here…

Last week, Consigli began site preparations for the “Enabling Phase” of the school project: The northern portion of the center field (future location of the temporary classrooms) was fenced off; screens were installed in the drainage grates to filter out construction debris, and; protective materials were placed around wetlands areas. Stay tuned!

Reminder: Next SBC meeting is on August 14th.

See the Latest Design Updates!

At last Wednesday’s meeting, EwingCole and SMMA shared the latest updates to both interior and exterior designs for the center part of the school. The presentation (which can be seen in its entirety here) included:

  • Light studies of the Learning Commons: The Learning Commons have an east to west orientation, and light control is important in the early morning and late afternoon. The SBC reviewed two options for exterior shading, and chose the horizontal fin screen pictured in the images. There will also be internal shades to allow light to be blocked out for presentations.
  • Exterior studies of building materials.
  • Interior studies of the new Media Center and the corridor that will connect the Learning Commons to the Smith end of the building (the “K – 4 Gallery”).

Upcoming Meetings:

  • May 28th: Planning Board, 7pm, Town Offices. This is the initial review of the plan for the modulars. The Conservation Committee approved the plans on May 22nd.
  • June 5th: School Building Committee, 7pm, Hartwell.
  • June 11th: Planning Board, 7pm, Town Offices. Final hearing and vote to approve the plan for the modulars.

 

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