If you weren’t able to attend the School Choice Tour on January 19th, worry not. Here is a recording of the event.
Kerry Delf | Chief of Staff | Eugene School District 4J | firstname.lastname@example.org | 541.790.7733
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!