Fisher Elementary Construction
Fisher Elementary Construction
Posted on 11/15/2016
Fisher Elementary ConstructionConstruction News - May 2017


    Fisher Elementary School
    We are only 4 months away from opening the new Fisher elementary School.  Students are scheduled to start the 2017/18 school year in a new school building.  There is a great deal of work to do between now and then but it will all get done.  There will be some things that will still need to be finished in September.  It is likely the landscaping, parking, and bus loop will still be in progress.  This will make the first month of the school year a bit challenging while we work around the ongoing construction that will still be in progress.  In addition the 4 extra classrooms added to the project will not be completed until January.  This means that construction crews will still be on site and there will be some noise to contend with around the east end of the school.

    • Interior finishing has begun in the west (gym, commons, music/stage, administration, and library).  The sheetrock is being put up and windows and doors are being installed.

    • The last parts of the roof are being sheeted on the east (classroom wing) and roofing materials will be installed creating a totally dry building.

    • Exterior walls are being constructed.  Bricks and other siding products are going on as well as gutters and downspouts.

    • Furniture, fixtures, and equipment are being ordered as well as kitchen appliances.

    • Classroom technology is still being considered with decision coming in a couple of weeks.

    • The old structures are scheduled to be demolished a few days after the end of the school year. 

    Lynden Middle School
    The Middle School is scheduled to be completed in April 2018.  Instead of moving into the new school in April we will wait until the following September to start the new year in the new school.  The process of moving a school (equipment, supplies, materials, furniture, etc.) is a huge job and we cannot get it done in one week, so will need to wait until the fall of 2018 before students will attend.  This schedule also gives us some flexibility with construction as we don’t have a hard deadline that we need to meet.

    • The first floor of the classroom wings have been framed and the second floor framing has begun.

    • The administration area has been framed and the hallway between the commons and the classrooms identified.

    • The Brick walls for the gym have begun with the bottom 4 courses in place.

    • Planting grass fields have been postponed a bit in order to first put in irrigation.

    • The irrigation plan is being finalized and will be put in place by mid-June.
         


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