May 2021 Design & Construction Update

District Administration is working closely with our design team (DLR Group) and contractors (Stahl for Olmsted Elementary School; Stahl for Elementary School #2; Two Rivers Group for UHS HVAC). Below you’ll find an updated summary of actions that have been taking place for multiple construction projects.


Olmsted Elementary

  • Olmsted Elementary is scheduled to open fall 2021 (for the 2021-22 school year).
  • AREA ‘A’
    • 2nd Floor
      • Stairway has been painted.
      • Casework continues at classrooms.
      • Markerboards and specialty items are being installed.
    • 1st Floor
      • Casework continues.
      • Markerboards and specialty items are being installed.
  • Area ‘B’
    • 2nd Floor
      • MEP rough-in is complete at stud walls.
      • Wall blocking is being installed.
      • Drywall hang and finish is ongoing.
      • Large main curtain wall frame and glass has been installed.
    • 1st Floor
      • Drywall hang and finish is ongoing.
      • Terrazzo is being installed at commons floor.
      • Music rooms and stage area has been painted.
  • Area ‘C’
    • 2nd Floor
      • Mechanical and electrical rough-in is complete at stud walls.
      • Drywall hang and finish has started.
    • 1st Floor
      • Learning stairs are being insulated and ready for sheathing.
      • Ductwork is complete in kitchen except connections to kitchen equipment. Kitchen hood and cooler will be installed this week.
      • Mechanical contractor is working on chilled water piping in the mechanical room.
      • Exterior metal doors are being installed.
  • Area ‘D’
    • 2nd Floor
      • Ceiling grid for acoustical sound panels is being installed in the corridor.
      • Electrical devices are being installed.
    • 1st Floor
      • Electrical devices are being installed.
  • Site
    • Exterior lower lever ballistic glass has been installed around the building and aluminum entrance doors are being installed.
    • Metal panel contractor is working in the area between A & D. You should be able to see the finished product taking shape from 72nd Street.
    • Excess soil is being removed from the site in preparation to install the south concrete playground and exterior walks

Legacy Celebrations

Elementary School #2 (Valerius site)

  • School Board approved the Design Development during the April 26 School Board Meeting:
  • DLR, Stahl, and UCSD are developing a “What To Expect” pre-recorded presentation for Valerius families, staff, and neighbors in order to provide additional information about the upcoming demolition and construction process that will begin this summer on the Valerius site. We’ll be reaching out to request your demolition and construction questions so that we may incorporate answers into the presentation. We anticipate sharing the presentation toward the end of June. 
  • Valerius Elementary Garage Sale July 2 (Pre-Sale For Educators July 1): As we prepare for the closure of Valerius Elementary this summer, and the construction of a new elementary school that will be built on the Valerius site, we’re hosting a two-day garage sale event. On Thursday, July 1, our garage sale will be open exclusively to educators to help furnish and support needs in their classrooms and buildings; please call or email to schedule a time to visit the pre-sale (open for educators by appointment only). On Friday, July 2, our garage sale will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
  • During construction (2021-22 and 2022-23 school years), all Valerius students and staff will attend school at the Jensen Elementary site. As all Jensen students/staff will have moved into the new Olmsted building, Valerius students and staff will be the only occupants in the Jensen building. 
  • Bus Transportation: Any student who resides in the Valerius attendance area will be provided bus service free of charge to the Jensen site. This is true for all Valerius zones (free, pay, and walk). Families may sign up for bus transportation during the spring online registration process. Routes and stops will be created based on the requests received. Open enrolled students are able to purchase bussing from established stops if they would like. Bussing is optional. Students are not required to utilize the bus service. The bus service is for school hours only (Note: If a parent is utilizing Adventuretime Before/After School Childcare there would not be bussing early or late in the day to access that service).


UHS HVAC Renovations

  • Several punch list items are outstanding and are being addressed.