Click HERE for district information on the Discovery Elementary School Expansion Project, including scope, site plans, photos, and more.
Dear Discovery Families:
You have likely seen trailers set up on the north end lawn these last few weeks. This is because Discovery is scheduled to begin a remodel this summer, and the trailers will be temporary office spaces during this process. Though the remodel process impacts the school and how we get around next year, we believe the future benefits far outweigh the temporary inconveniences. The main benefits include the following:
The office will be moved to the front of the building. The new entrance will require all visitors to enter the main office before having access to school hallways and classrooms. A key card system will be installed that enables all outside doors to remain locked throughout the day. A new fire alarm system, new sound system, and new HVAC system are also scheduled to be installed.
A wing of six new classrooms will be added. This wing will also include an Activity Room, a second staff work room, and much needed, additional office space. The multipurpose room and stage will be enlarged, as will the conference room and staff room.
Though space for the playground will decrease (which we can accommodate as we currently have a very large playground), new, updated playground equipment will be added. New carpet and flooring will also be installed.
Understandably, this project raises questions. The following questions and answers, are those I anticipate to be of most relevance for families. At this time, these are the most complete answers I can provide.
When is the remodel scheduled to begin, and how long will it last?
What work is scheduled during the first year?
What work is scheduled during the second year?
How will the remodel process affect the safety of children?
If the playground equipment is not available, what will our children do during recess?
What will happen if my child is in a portable next year?
What about arrivals and dismissals, traffic, and parking?
Where will Eagle Club be housed?
What will happen to our evening concerts, PTSA events, and private vendor classes?
How can parents support Discovery during the remodel process?
I recognize this is a lot to take in and I appreciate your attention to this information. As it is important that we know all our families understand this upcoming project, I am asking you to complete the form attached and return it to your child’s teacher. This will help us know that all our students’ families are prepared for the upcoming remodel period. To provide incentive for returning this form, I am rewarding a doughnut party to the first class at each grade level that returns all forms.