An Update from Silvia Larrauri, Head of School
April 6, 2018
We commenced construction activities for the Arts and Innovation building while our students were away on Spring Break. The small courtyard buildings were cleared of all hazardous materials; the air quality testing performed after the removal returned an all-clear result. We submitted this positive report document to the county and we continue to work with the City for the final approval of our demolition permits.
We have installed the construction fence with banners showcasing the Arts & Innovation Center around the perimeter of the existing buildings. The McFarlane lot and the play court will remain available for use until we receive our demolition permit. Once we have the permit we will expand the fence to incorporate these areas. Demolition of the building will occur during a weekend to minimize the impact to the school day activities.
Simultaneously, we continue to work through the master building permit approval process at the city and county. We will continue to communicate with you as we finalize our timeline.
The security and safety of our students remains first and foremost, every day and equally during this exciting time. We continue to have an off-duty police officer and Ms. Erika Mercado, our security guard, on campus. Once the demolition is finalized, the access to our campus will change and so will our security procedures.
Below are some reminders. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.
- The entrance to our campus during school hours is through the Main Highway Welcome Office, only. The McFarlane entry closes after Flag Salute and reopens at 4pm.
- The McFarlane staggered dismissal starts at 2:30 for PK through SK, 2:45 for Grades 1-2 and 3:00 for Grades 3-5. Please arrive at your designated time.
- Parking is extremely limited on our campus. Please refer to our Centralized Valet Parking communication dated January 29, 2018 for details.
These are very exciting times for our Little School by The Bay, as we get ready not only to celebrate our rich history of 60 years and also pave the way for continued excellence in the future. We will continue to bring you updates and keep you informed.
I am deeply grateful for the support we have received thus far on this front. We will continue moving further with everyone's support.