Woodside Elementary School updates

  • Jun. 12, 2018

    Posted by Communications on 6/12/2018

    Studio Meng is almost complete with the schematic design and working on the details. 

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  • Jun. 7, 2018

    Posted by Communications on 6/7/2018

    Studio Meng is working on schematic design and Brent Planning Solutions is providing support with the conditional use permit (CUP) process with the county.  Schematic Design is expected to be finalized by early July in preparation for value engineering by mid-July. 

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  • May 1, 2018

    Posted by Communications on 5/1/2018

    Studio Meng has started phasing analysis and schematic design.  Brent Planning Solutions has been engaged to provide land use planning support for the district. 

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  • Apr. 10, 2018

    Posted by Communications on 4/10/2018

    Ed Specs are finalized and the Board will be asked to accept them at the May 8 Board meeting.  The specifications have been given to the project architect, Studio Meng Strazzara, for design parameters and guidelines.  Studio Meng has started phasing analysis.  A meeting with the consultants and team took place on April 5 to review questions and process.

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  • Mar. 1, 2018

    Posted by Communications on 3/1/2018

    Dykeman Architects will finalize the Ed Specs in a booklet that will be presented to the Board on April 10 for approval.  Once approved, then the specification will be given to the project architect for design parameters and guidelines.

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  • Jan. 31, 2018

    Posted by Communications on 1/31/2018

    The Ed Spec meeting process completed with committee members on January 24 with discussion on guiding principles, adjacencies, numeric values and visions for each area in the school.  Dykeman Architects will finalize the details in a booklet that will be presented to the Board for approval and then given to the project architect for design parameters and guidelines.

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  • Jan. 11, 2018

    Posted by Communications on 1/11/2018

    The Ed Spec process continues with a meeting scheduled Jan 11 to discuss the numeric values (square footage) for each area in the school as well as the development of guiding principles.

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  • Jan. 3, 2018

    Posted by Communications on 1/3/2018

    In November, the district began the Educational Specifications process. 

     

    Principal Betty Cobbs explained what the "Ed Spec" process is in her December 2017 school newsletter:  

     

    "Woodside’s Ed Specs process is underway. If you ever built a new home or bought one – or if you chose a rental to live in, you did a bit “specifications” work. You knew how many would be living in the place you considered; you knew if you had need of a garage, wanted to cook a lot or just needed a tiny kitchen. You “specified” how many bedrooms you wanted, whether you preferred a yard or lots of windows. And then, of course, you combined those “specifications” with budget, timeline and location to make a final decision.

     

    Educational Specifications for schools is similar but more complex. We are looking at educational programs we provide at Woodside and what we might provide in the future. We are thinking about the needs for special programs like music, special education – even how best to build a school enriched with lots of educational technology. (As you all know, such a possibility wasn’t on the horizon when Woodside was built originally in 1981 – nearly 40 years ago.)

     

    The architect uses the Ed Specs we develop to design the school. We should begin seeing some of those potential designs when the Ed Specs work is done in early 2018. I am really looking forward to those design concepts. When we have something on paper, it will help all of us visualize the future possibilities here, and it will help make this dream project a reality.

     

    Fall of 2020 may seem far away. But in reality, it is less than three years. Some of today’s Woodside students will be enjoying and learning within a modernized Woodside that voters made possible when they said “yes,” in early 2016.

     

    Thinking about that past bond and the possibilities it makes possible here at Woodside and across the district makes me smile. It is just one among many other reasons I have to celebrate the season and the joys of my work with you and your children.

     

    Happy holidays and best wishes for the upcoming years!"

     

     

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  • May 18, 2017

    Posted by Communications on 5/18/2017

    Design work will begin in spring 2018. The architect for the project is Studio Meng Strazzara.

     

    Woodside construction work is scheduled during the 2019-20 school year, after Elementary 18 is finished.

     

    The district hired a geotechnical engineering firm which has completed tests at Woodside.

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