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In the original message we said the exploratory holes would be drilled ON Monday, June 29th. It now looks like it will be sometime the week of June 29th.
Sorry for the changes.
SUBJECT: Preliminary Work Near Edison Site Begins Next Week
Dear Edison families,
With school out for summer, work is progressing for our move to the Willard site and construction of the new Edison school building.
The original Edison building will be removed later this year, allowing construction of the new building to begin in early 2021.
In the meantime, you may notice some minor preliminary work getting started in the Edison neighborhood in June and July. The first pre-construction projects will be rerouting the sewer line that runs under Edison and connecting it to one in Onyx Street, and placing a gravel pad at the school site.
First, on Monday, June 29, contractors will make small, exploratory holes on 22nd Avenue and Onyx Street to ensure there is no conflict with the planned path for relocating the sewer line. On or about July 21, the work will begin to reroute the sewer line. This will involve excavation of 22nd Avenue from Onyx Street to the alley between Onyx and Emerald.
Crews also will be back in mid-July to start delivering gravel to the school site. The addition of a gravel pad in the grassy field area will help reduce mud and mess at the school site and in the neighborhood when construction begins.
Stay tuned for ongoing updates!
Dear Edison families,
It is exciting to be moving forward toward a new building for Edison Elementary School, thanks to voters’ approval of the 2018 bond measure.
It is also bittersweet, as we say farewell to the school building where generations of students have learned and thrived since 1926. After 94 years of service, the Edison building is the oldest and in the poorest seismic and facility condition among the district’s schools, but it also holds an important place in the memory of thousands of past and present Edison students.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s not possible to hold a traditional farewell event for student and staff alumni and current Edison families to visit the old school building one last time.
We’ve created a virtual tour instead, so families, staff and neighbors who have been a part of Edison’s history over the past 94 years can take one last look.
Edison Farewell Tour:
Press play to take a five-minute farewell tour through the Edison building, just as it was on one day this spring after students and staff left to learn at home.
The building will be deconstructed later this year, and construction of the new building will begin in early 2021 to be completed by summer 2022. Stay tuned, as we’ll share continuing updates.
We had so much fun the first time, we just had to do another one!
We hope you enjoy!
Dear Edison Families,
Wednesday, June 10th is the day for our end-of-year activities. We want to celebrate you all, give some special recognition to our amazing 5th graders, allow a chance to turn in devices and give you all a chance to say goodbye to the old building. Working with staff leadership and Parent Council leadership I think we have accomplished that to the very best of our ability. How you ask? We are going to do, not one, but two parades.
Parade No. 1 – Teacher Parade
Starting at 1:30 staff will be doing another parade very similar to the first one we did. We look forward to our drive-by to see your smiling faces.
View teacher parade route map here.
Parade No. 2 – Reverse Car Parade to say Goodbye
Parent Council invites all families to drive by Edison to say goodbye to our wonderful teachers and staff, to return your school-issued electronics, and for a final farewell to our beloved school building!
4:00pm: K-2nd families stage in/around First Congregational Church parking lot (entrances on Harris St or E 24th)
4:30pm: 3rd-5th families join the parade route starting from First Congregational Church
(or pick whichever time works for your family’s schedule)
Let’s show teachers and staff how much we love them – consider waving homemade signs, blowing bubbles, wearing Edison swag, and sending out lots of smiles, waves and thank yous! And don’t forget to shout goodbye to the building too!
To help this be a socially-distanced safe and successful car event, please:
For those of you returning your school-issued electronics, please put your iPads, cords, etc., in a plastic bag with your student’s name. These will be collected while driving through the playground enroute.
Additional Device Drop-Off Day
Thursday will be the second and final day for device pickup, if you can’t make the parade on Wednesday. We will be open from 8:00- 5:00 and pick up will be on the back of the school by the gym just like the initial pickup. Enter from the Onyx side and exit on the Emerald side. We will have boxes for any other items you need to drop off, as well.