Update November 30, 2023
CONSTRUCTION IS COMPLETE!
We are thrilled to announce that our long-awaited, impressive, versatile new shade structure will be open to students on December 1. This generous new covered space can now be put to use for lunches, rainy day activities, “open air” classes, and providing an abundance of shade on those hot foothill afternoons.
Perched above the athletic field, guarded by majestic oak trees and right behind the F Building with 11 sturdy full size tables, this is sure to become the new favorite spot for students in all grades.
We cut the ribbon on Thursday, December 1.
Update September 1, 2023
The concrete is complete. The next step is the roof and we expect that in a week or so.
Update August 24, 2023
The support posts are in and the crew is preparing to pour the concrete slab.
Original Post – June 26, 2023
Open Air Facility Almost Complete: Embracing Nature and Versatility
Construction is currently underway for an impressive shade structure located between the F Building and the athletic field. This new addition will offer an array of exciting possibilities, including “open-air” classes, rainy day and hot weather lunches, and various other uses. Anticipated to be completed by the end of September 2023, this project goes beyond providing shade; its roof will seamlessly match our existing classroom buildings, supported by sturdy steel structures anchored to a spacious concrete pad measuring approximately 30×60. Ensuring safety and compliance, the plans include a thoughtfully constructed retaining wall and a wheelchair-accessible ramp. Nestled under the shelter of several majestic oak trees, the facility will offer a breathtaking view of the athletic fields and playgrounds below, with easy access to classrooms in the E and F buildings. Equipped with ample large tables and benches, this versatile space will also serve as an invigorating outdoor option for classes. Despite a slow start due to inclement winter weather, we are now making substantial progress, eagerly anticipating the completion of this exceptional addition.