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  • Construction began summer 2021; anticipated completion fall 2023
  • 4-section, 2-story elementary school on Valerius site
  • Align with design elements & features from the new Olmsted Elementary
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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 30+ years
  • Construction began summer 2019; completed fall 2021
  • 4-section, 2-story elementary school on Olmsted site
  • A welcoming, bright & secure building with severe-weather safe room
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We are so proud to welcome you to Olmsted Elementary. We are excited for each of our students and their families to be part of a committed community where academic, social and emotional learning is a daily focus to bring learning to life for everyone. The partnerships we create with our families and community allow us to stay focused on high expectations and standards, while also ensuring a nurturing and supportive environment to overcome challenges and try new things. Kara Paulson, Dean of Students
  • Construction began 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 state-of-the-art fitness center and what it means for our students and community. The fitness center provides 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

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May 2022 Design and Construction Update

District Administration is working closely with our design team (DLR Group) and contractors (Stahl Construction). Below you’ll find an updated summary of actions that have been taking place for multiple construction projects. PROJECT UPDATES Olmsted Elementary Punch List ... Read More about May 2022 Design and Construction Update

Announcing The Name Of Our Second New Elementary School

Note: During the March 28th UCSD School Board meeting, the Board approved updates to Policy #921: Naming of District Facilities & Events which includes protocols for naming District buildings now and in the future. As our second new elementary school ... Read More about Announcing The Name Of Our Second New Elementary School
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Summer 2021 Elementary #2 Construction Begins
Fall 2021 Olmsted Elementary Opens
Date TBD UHS Fitness Center Community Open House
Date TBD Olmsted Community Open House
Fall 2023 Elementary #2 Opens
Fall 2023 Elementary #2 Community Open House
You might be asking... When will the new Valerius Elementary open?

Demolition of the original Valerius building was completed fall 2021. The construction process is underway! Anticipated completion is fall 2023 in order to welcome students, staff, and families for the 2023-24 school year.

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