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  • Construction begins spring 2019; completed spring 2020
  • 18,000 sq ft state-of-the-art fitness facility
  • Supporting the health of all UHS students
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We are more than excited about the upcoming state-of-the-art fitness center and what it’s going to mean for our students and community. The fitness center will provide the most current equipment needed to properly and safely maximize physical health and training in a safe and controlled environment. It’s a very exciting time in the world of Strength and Conditioning in Urbandale! Pete Traynor, Director of Strength and Conditioning
  • Construction begins summer 2019; completed fall 2021
  • 4-section, 2-story elementary school on current Olmsted site
  • A welcoming, bright & secure building with severe-weather safe room
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Our new elementary school will be a place where students feel a sense of belonging, significance, and fun on a daily basis! The Urbandale Community School District emphasizes bringing learning to life for everyone and our new school will provide endless opportunities for this. We are so thrilled and excited to create a strong and positive school community of learners, teachers, and families in 2021! Elyse Brimeyer, Principal
  • Construction begins summer 2023; completed fall 2025
  • Anticipating a 4-section, 2-story elementary school on current Valerius site
  • Align with design elements & features from ES #1 (Olmsted site)
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I’m absolutely thrilled about our second new elementary school that will be built on the Valerius site! Urbandale students have always been given the highest quality of education, and will now be given even more opportunities to be inspired, to learn, and to grow in this fantastic new space—truly infinite possibilities for our students to be successful! Kelly Squires, Valerius student, Urbandale graduate & Valerius teacher for 27 years

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Board Approves Design Development Submittal For UHS Fitness Center And Elementary School #1

On Monday, October 8, 2018, the Urbandale CSD School Board approved the Design Development Submittal for the UHS Fitness Center and Elementary School #1 on the Olmsted site. What this means is that at this point, approximately 90% of ... Read More about Board Approves Design Development Submittal For UHS Fitness Center And Elementary School #1

October 2018 Design And Construction Update

The District Facilities Leadership Team is working closely with our design (DLR Group) and construction (Stahl) partners. Below you’ll find an updated summary of actions that have been taking place for the UHS Fitness Center, Elementary School #1 ... Read More about October 2018 Design And Construction Update
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May 2019 Olmsted Celebration & Farewell Ceremony
May 2019 UHS Fitness Center Construction Begins
June 2019 Elementary #1 Construction Begins
Spring 2020 UHS Fitness Center Opens
Spring/Fall 2020 UHS Fitness Center Community Open House
May 2021 Jensen Celebration & Farewell Ceremony
August 2021 Elementary #1 Opens
September 2021 Elementary #1 Community Open House
May 2023 Valerius Celebration & Farewell Ceremony
June 2023 Elementary #2 Construction Begins
August 2025 Elementary #2 Opens
September 2025 Elementary #2 Community Open House
You might be asking... When will Olmsted families receive information about student placement and bus availability?

The week of October 1st, we will inform Olmsted families, including families open enrolled at Olmsted, with incoming 1st grade through 4th grade students, of student placement and bus availability for the 2019-20 school year. Our focus for placement will be based on grouping students according to neighborhood. We will include guidelines for making an alternate placement request. You will receive this communication via U.S. postal mail.

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