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Amphitheater Construction Project Update
The unexpected snow this past weekend has heightened urgency to complete the construction of the amphitheater. The work is drawing to a close as the contractors have indicated that the substantial completion date is scheduled for Tuesday, November 16th.
This means that all major work will be completed. However, planting will wait until
spring to give optimal options in our selection of plants and greenery.
At this time of year, the nurseries have less for us to choose from.
We will also keep the amphitheater access closed until the spring. The newly-
laid concrete needs to remain free of salt and sand this first winter so
it will not serve as a pathway between the buildings. The plan is for the
playground to be open for our kindergarten students after we return from
the Thanksgiving holiday.
If you have not yet had a chance to see the transformation of this space
over the last weeks, please ask your child to describe what the process
has been like. Almost every class has had an opportunity to observe the
construction and witness the changes when they go to art class or while in
the cafeteria during lunch.
I want to take this time to thank the students of 2H and their teacher,
Ms. Humphrey, for their patience as we have rerouted classes from the Historical Building through the tunnel and the 2H classroom during the pouring of concrete.
I am very pleased to also report that our 7th and 8th graders have shown their best community selves during these times when their routes to class have been adjusted.
A big thank you also goes to the 7/8 teachers for escorting our older students
between their classes.
Thank you all for working collaboratively to make this process as smooth
Pipier Smith-Mumford, Ph. D.