November 22, 2019 Update
Beginning on November 25th, we will start to see the first construction work begin on our bond-funded classroom addition project.
A construction crew will start water main work on the west side of the building on Monday. The only change to our daily routine will be that students will use a different door to go out to recess during this phase of the construction project. The construction staging area will be located on the far end of the parking lot closest to Oleson’s. We do not expect this to impact morning arrival and afternoon dismissal or the car line drop off and pick up procedures.
The work will be overseen by the TCAPS Director of Capital Projects and Planning to ensure the safety of students, teachers, parents and community members at the site during the construction. The work will adhere to all codes and regulations, contractors are required to be background checked before being allowed to work at district buildings, and the construction area will be segregated from the rest of the building to minimize disruptions to the normal school day.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as the work to complete upgrades to our school is done as quickly as possible, while ensuring student, parent and staff member safety!
October 25, 2019 Update
October 25, 2019 Update
Dear Cherry Knoll Families,
As part of the TCAPS bond that was passed in 2018, the district is preparing to begin work in response to the growth at Cherry Knoll with the addition of four new classrooms.
TCAPS recently issued a request for bids for the Cherry Knoll construction project, which will provide two new classrooms in the upper elementary and two new classrooms in the lower elementary and incorporate the latest in technology into these classrooms. Other renovations in the plan include staff restrooms, sound attenuation in the corridors and bottle fillers at the drinking fountains.
This initial notification is simply to make you aware that this effort is progressing. We will provide updates on projected timelines once contractor bids have been received and awarded. We do not anticipate any continual inconveniences relative to pick-up and drop-off, nor to the operations within the main office during this time. Once timelines are developed, they will be shared with families in a timely manner.
Our focus is always on the safety of our students. The district will provide safety oversight to ensure there is proper separation of construction and school activities.
This is an exciting time for the Cherry Knoll community, and we are looking forward to these building improvements. We appreciate your patience and understanding as the work to complete upgrades to our school is done as quickly as possible, while ensuring student, parent and staff member safety!