Where will SHS summer school be held while the main building is under construction?
Summer school will be held at Next Wave/Full Circle School, at the Edgerly Education Building at 8 Bonair St.
What is the plan for students during MCAS and other testing? Will there be significant noise that could disrupt testing?
During MCAS testing (in 2018) noise will be minimal as the actual demolition will not occur until June 2018. The construction team will be given the MCAS testing dates in advance and will agree to a "no noise" policy during testing hours. Similar protocols will be adapted for future school years.
How many classrooms are in each modular unit?
There are 20 modular units which include 17 large classrooms, 1 small classroom, bathrooms, storage space and utility closets.
What is the setup of the modular classroom?
- See below for layout of two typical modular trailers/classrooms.
Are the modular classrooms temperature controlled?
Modular classrooms are fully temperature controlled (heat and air conditioning) via unit ventilators.
Are the modular classrooms soundproof?
- Exterior walls are insulated with R-10 Foam board and R-19 Fiberglass insulation, which exceeds that of the existing building.
- Interior walls are insulated with R-13 Fiberglass insulation, which exceeds that of the existing building.
- Roof insulation consists of R-20.5 Foam and R-38 Fiberglass insulation, which exceeds that of the existing building.
Are the modular classrooms accessible for everyone?
Yes, modular classrooms are fully ADA/MAAB compliant.
How long will the modular units be on site?
The modular units will remain on site through June 2020, until the new building is complete and ready for student occupancy. Construction of the new building is anticipated to be complete during the summer of 2020. Students and staff will move into the modular units as of the week following April vacation 2018.
Will after school activities be held in the modular units, or will after school activities be moved offsite?
No after school activities are planned in the modular units at this time, however this may change as the project progresses. Team meetings (school and project staff) would take place prior to any after school use of the units. Any club, extra help, or other meetings with teachers will occur as scheduled in the teacher's classroom, including in the modular units if that is where the teacher's classroom is located.
Will there be ongoing meetings and orientations for incoming students as construction progresses?
Yes, during middle school visits and on Freshman Orientation nights in August. SHS staff will also have a dedicated time for parent meetings on scheduled PTA nights and other times as convenient for parents. An informational video, from the students' perspective, will be available on the main project website and will be updated as needed.
What is the plan for sporting events during construction? Will there be any home games? If so, where will they be played?
SHS staff is currently in the process of planning off-site practices and games while the gym is under construction, from April 2019 through January 2020.
What is the plan for after school events and concerts during construction? Where will they be held?
After school events will be fully planned ahead of time and communicated appropriately. Once the SHS Auditorium is no longer available due to construction work, events typically hosted in the Auditorium will be held off-site, similar to the period of time when the Auditorium was being renovated after damage sustained during Hurricane Sandy.
What is the proposed impact on daily learning during active construction?
- The impact on daily learning during active construction will be mitigated to the maximum extent possible. The largest portion of the demolition of the current building will take place over the summer break to be least disruptive to the learning environment. Some selective demolition and construction of the unoccupied "C" wing will begin in April/May 2018 after students have been relocated to modular classrooms.
- Utilities serving the property are not allowed to be interrupted. When utility connections need to be modified (such as gas, electricity, or water service), temporary services must be provided and put in place to insure uninterrupted utility service to the school, unless otherwise approved by the City.
- Site work and work outside the building may be performed while school is in session if it does not interfere with or impede school activities, including but not limited to arrivals and departures of students and staff, and outdoor athletic and play activities. Before performing work in any area that is immediately outside an occupied area of the building, the contractor must notify the City and obtain written authorization.
- Any operations that would result in high levels of noise, vibration, odors or other disruption to the school must be coordinated to with school prior to the activity commencing.
- Any operation causing interruptions to the school activities will be stopped as required by the school.
- Prior to execution of the work, the contractor is required to submit a site utilization plan, weather protection and heating plan, dust containment plan, and traffic and hauling plan.
Will there be noise control during construction hours?
The contractor is required to develop and maintain a noise abatement program and enforce strict discipline over personnel to minimize noise. They must employ construction methods and equipment which reduce excess noise.