From initial site work to a completed seismic upgrade, Canyons School District is making fast progress on the first five projects funded by proceeds of the $250 million bond voters approved in 2010. Here are a few details from Facilities Director Rick Conger's presentation to the Board of Education on Aug. 16, 2011:
Sandy Elementary: Following a tight, three-month turnaround, an extensive seismic upgrade to Sandy Elementary School has been completed. Sandy Elementary was ready to welcome students back to school on Aug. 22.
New High School: Site and utilities work is well underway at the campus of the new high school in Draper.
Butler Middle School: A groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8. In preparation for the event, site and utilities work have begun on the new school’s footprint, adjacent to the current building, and construction bids are under final review.
Albion Middle School: The demolition portion of the school renovation is complete, and a new roof is to be completed by late fall. Albion students started the 2011-2012 school year at Cottonwood Heights Elementary on Monday, Aug. 22.
Midvale Elementary: Site and utility work has started adjacent to Midvale Middle School, where the elementary school will be rebuilt. Crews aim to complete the work in August 2012.
Canyons School District, with the help of Midvale City and school leaders, students and parents, will break ground on the new Midvale Elementary School on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at the school’s new site, 7852 S. Pioneer St. (310 West). The celebration is open to the public and will begin with an 8:30 a.m. social. The groundbreaking is scheduled for 9 a.m.
The new Midvale Elementary School will be built adjacent to Midvale Middle School and is expected to be completed in late 2012. The rebuilding of the 61-year-old school is one of the first five construction projects approved under a $250 million bond voters supported in June 2010. It also marks Midvale Elementary's first-ever significant upgrade.
All Albion students will receive busing services in the 2011-2012 school year to accommodate students' relocation to Cottonwood Heights Elementary School.
Busing will not change for students currently using the service.
Students who have not received busing services prior to the 2011-2012 school year will be assigned to a bus stop and carpool loading and unloading site. Designated sites include Albion Middle School (Newcastle Drive site), and Brookwood, Silver Mesa and Granite elementary schools. Up to four buses will be assigned to each site. The Canyons School District Transportation Department in mid-July will mail letters to parents with specifics.
If you have questions on the bus locations, please contact: Jeff Wren – (801) 826-5264 Becky Thompson – (801) 826-5272
Click here for information on safe walking routes.
Albion Middle School offices will begin operating at Cottonwood Heights Elementary, 2415 E. Bengal Blvd. (7600 South), on Monday, June 13, 2011. Phone numbers to the Albion Main Office, 801-826-6700, and other extensions will remain the same, but will be out of service June 9 - 12 to allow for the move. Albion students and staff will spend the 2011-2012 school year at Cottonwood Heights Elementary to allow Albion to be remodeled.
For information on safe walking routes, please visit http://www.snapforschools.com/Map_view.aspx?EntityID=558.