Dear School Community,
As we approach the start of another school year, I want to update you regarding our Outdoor Learning Center (OLC) and security enhancements.
Our OLC is nearing completion and should be fully functional after Labor Day, which is the first day when we will have all of our students in school. In the meantime, the added poured rubber surface will begin tomorrow, August 29th, and will be completed on Wednesday or Thursday of this week. The rubber play surface is the final major piece to be added to the OLC.
While the news that we are very close to completion is very exciting for our school community, it does mean that we will be mildly inconvenienced over the first official days of school. We have made plans in light of this, and are completely ready to start the new school year; the safety of our children will always be the top priority.
The security enhancements will continue into September. This will include the installation of the gates, fences and railing that encompass the perimeter of the school. This too will be a small inconvenience over the next few weeks, but we are in complete coordination with the construction team, and our children will continue to be safely cared for at all times.
As you can imagine, so much work has gone into the creation of our new OLC and the security improvements to our school. Construction began immediately after the last day of school in June, and has continued consistently throughout the summer, with seven day work weeks in these last weeks before the start of our school year; everyone involved has worked so very hard to get things ready.
There are so many people to thank, including our parish leadership, architects, engineers, donors, construction team, and a committee that met regularly to meet deadlines and keep the work on track. At the appropriate time, we will all have the opportunity to recognize all of the wonderful people who contributed to this project. Until then, I hope that you and our children will appreciate the new space that has been created for them.
Frank Montejano, Ed.D.