• Schedule
    We are happy to report that the reconstruction of Skyline is currently on schedule for students to return Fall 2018. The classroom building will be ready. Please watch this website for student registration instructions as we get closer to the new school year.
    The details:
    Classroom/Administrative building as well as blacktop play area will be ready for occupancy: Fall 2018
    Other Buildings will be ready for occupancy: October 2018
    Fields will be seeded and should be ready for use: Spring 2019
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  • SAFETY MESSAGE - No Public Access to Skyline School Reconstruction Project

    During the period of construction, access to the site is limited to those involved with construction work.

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  • Skyline Reconstruction Information and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Solana Beach School District has been working on plans for the reconstruction of its oldest campus, Skyline School. The reconstruction of this facility, which is over 60 years old, is the result of the District successfully securing funding for reconstruction through the General Obligation Bond measure passed by voters in November 2016. 
     
    During the period of construction, access to the site is limited to those involved with construction work.

    If you have questions regarding the Skyline Reconstruction project - please call 858-794-3699 or email facilities@sbsd.k12.ca.us

      Architectural Rendering of the New Skyline Campus

     


    4/23/2018 Update:

    Asphalt at driveway and parking lot is underway. Roofing continues - both built-up and standing seam. Construction crews continue to work 6 days a week.

    Skyline classroom building from West   Skyline Classroom Building from East

    Photo Above: Skyline Classroom Building from West    Photo Above: Skyline Classroom Building from East


    4/5/2018 Update:

    A traffic advisory: Solana Hills Drive Closure (provided by the City of Solana Beach)

    Access to Solana Hills Drive north of Lomas Santa Fe will be closed from April 9th to April 11th.
    Please be advised that access to Solana Hills Drive north of Lomas Santa Fe will be closed from Monday, April 9th to Wednesday, April 11th. Full access will be restored Thursday, April 12th. The concrete gutter crossing Solana Hills along the north side of Lomas Santa Fe as well as the sidewalk north of the intersection (north side of Lomas Santa Fe between Solana Hills and Skyline Elementary) will be removed and reconstructed. Due to the proximity of this work to travel lanes, the curb lane along the north side of Lomas Santa Fe will also be closed during construction. Both westbound lanes on Lomas Santa Fe as well as right-turn in/right-turn out at Solana Hills will be open in the evening hours on
    Tuesday, April 10th and Wednesday, April 11th.    
     
    Please continue to drive safely in the area.  Construction workers will park further north on Solana Hills Drive during the duration of the work being performed.
     
    Work is progressing on the reconstruction of Skyline, below are some photos taken 4/4/2018:
    North Elevation Media Center Interior walls framed with metal studs    Parking lot concrete curbs and gutters   Window installation west classroom
     

    3/21/2018 Update:
    Expect roofing to begin within the next two weeks. Work will continue on site as weather permits (including Saturdays).
    Front Entrance Canopy    Grader working on parking lot
    Photo above: Front Entrance Canopy                           Photo Above: Grading equipment preparing parking lot for asphalt.

    3/1/2018 Update:
    Expect to see work proceeding on Saturdays.
     
    Photo 1: The 5th grade students from Skyline School visited the construction site on 2/9/2018 to sign a steel beam that will be placed in the classroom portion of the building.
    Photo 2: Interior of multipurpose room (Theater).
    Steel beam with signatures   Interior Multipurpose Room
     

    2/1/2018 Update:
    Expect to see work proceeding on Saturdays. Concrete trucks, earth moving equipment and approximately 50 workers will be on site. Concrete slab on grad for the second story is now complete. Interior walls on the first floor are currently in the framing stage.
     
    Schedule: Burning Question - Will the new Skyline be ready for students in August 2018?
    We are happy to report that the reconstruction of Skyline is currently on schedule for students to return Fall 2018. The classroom building will be ready. Please watch this website for student registration instructions as we get closer to the new school year.
    The details:
    Classroom/Administrative building as well as blacktop play area will be ready for occupancy: Fall 2018
    Other Buildings will be ready for occupancy: October 2018
    Fields will be seeded and should be ready for use: Spring 2019
     
    Interior classroom   Upstairs - single story
     
     
    1/18/2018 Update:
    Expect to see work proceeding on Saturdays. Concrete trucks, earth moving equipment and approximately 20 workers will be on site.
     
    In the next two weeks: Expect to see concrete foundation pours and masonry on the second floor classroom building.
    Retaining wall at classroom building   Front of classroom building first floor Interior classroom first floor   Office interior first floor

    12/27/2017 Update:
    Limited work is expected on site December 30, 2017 and no work on site is expected January 1, 2018. Happy New Year!
     

    12/21/2017 Update:
    Expect to see work proceeding on Saturdays. Concrete trucks, small earth moving equipment and approximately 20 workers will be on site.
     
    Next week, expect the following work:
    We are scheduled to perform asphalt patch work on Lomas Santa Fe near the Stevens intersection on December 26th. This work is expected to occur during working hours.
     
     Crane with Steal   Concrete pour at Kindergarten classrooms   Underground layout at Multipurpose Building
    Photo 1 above) Crane delivering steel beams to classroom building
    Photo 2 above) Concrete pour at Kindergarten building
    Photo 3 above) Underground utility layout at Multipurpose building
     

    12/7/2017 Update:
    Expect to see work proceeding on Saturdays. Concrete trucks, small earth moving equipment and approximately 20 workers will be on site.
     
    Next week, expect the following work:
    SDG&E and the district's contractor are scheduled to perform work on Lomas Santa Fe near the Stevens intersection. This is to connect the gas service line. Traffic control will be set up at the beginning of each work evening 6:00 PM and be removed at the end of each work night (2:30 AM). 
    • Monday 12-11-17 6:00 PM to 2:30AM  Saw cut street and side walk panel grind and set trench plates begin to pot hole utilities
    • Tuesday 12-12-17 6:00 PM to 2:30 AM  excavate weld holes and begin to excavate service trench
    • Wednesday 12-13-17 6:00 PM to 2:30 AM complete trench excavation and have SDG&E inspection
    • Saturday 12-16-17 6:00 PM to 2:30 AM SDG&E crew will install gas service and work on RFS on existing gas service
    • Schedule for paving to be determined

    Please continue to exercise caution when driving, cycling, walking and jogging on and along Lomas Santa Fe Drive.

    Masonry on North Retaining wall   Masonry wall at first floor  

    View of Skyline Looking to the North, first story of two story buidling   Foundations at single story in rear of school


    12/1/2017 Update:
    The construction crew took a break from work for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Expect to see small earth moving equipment, masonry workers and various other trades on site Saturday, 12/2/2017. The project is moving along as scheduled. Approximately 80 workers are on site daily (M-F).
     
    Masonry progress on classroom building    Two-story classroom building masonry underway

    11/17/2017 Update:
    Work will proceed on site Saturday 11/18/2017. Concrete will be poured at the first floor classroom building. Concrete saw cutting will also occur.
    Small earth moving equipment will be used on site.
    Masonry began the week of November 13, 2017 and will continue on the first floor for approximately three weeks.
    No workers will be on site for the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend (11/23-11/25/2017).

    11/9/2017 Update:
    Work will proceed on site of Friday 11/10/17 and Saturday 11/11/2017. Concrete will be poured at the first floor building.
    Small earth moving equipment will be used on site.
    Masonry will begin the week of November 13, 2017.
     
    First Floor Foundation    First Floor Foundation
     
    10/17/2017 Update:
     
    Underground utilities for the building pads (plumbing and electrical) continue working west to east.
    Saturday work will be performed. Some large and small earth moving equipment will be used and possible concrete placement.
    Thank you for continuing to walk, cycle and drive with care on Lomas Santa Fe Drive.
     

    10/7/2017 Update:
     
    Underground utilities for the building pads (plumbing and electrical) continue working west to east.
    Saturday work will be performed. Some large and small earth moving equipment will be used.
    Concrete forms being prepared for a large concrete delivery Monday, 10/9.
    Center median work is almost complete - landscape, irrigation and pavers.
    Thank you for continuing to walk, cycle and drive with care on Lomas Santa Fe Drive.
     
    Forms for retaining wall     Underground electrical conduits
    Backside of retaining wall for 2-story building.                          Electrical conduits. Underground.
     

    9/18/2017 Update:
     
    Underground utilities for the first building pad (plumbing and electrical) continue working west to east.
    Saturday work will be performed. Some large and small earth moving equipment will be used.
    East, Center and West drives have been formed and concrete has been poured.
    The 36" storm drain running north/south through the project is complete. This storm drain directs water from the northern neighborhoods to the storm drain on Lomas Santa Fe Drive.
    Center median irrigation, pavers and planting work continues. Thank you for walking, cycling and driving with care on Lomas Santa Fe Drive.
     
    Skyline Site Underground and Footing progress
    Photo - west first story building underground and footings. Concrete deliveries for footings and retaining walls begin week of September 25, 2017.

    9/9/2017 Update:
     
    Underground utilities for the first building pad continue working west to east.
    Saturday work will be performed - no large equipment.
     

    8/30/2017 Update 
     

     The first building pad is ready for installation of underground utilities. No work is scheduled for Saturday, 9/2/2017.Site Pad


     8/23/2017 Update 

    Large crusher

    Off-site work on Lomas Santa Fe Drive will be completed 8/25/2017 (except landscape and pavers). All lanes on Lomas Santa Fe will be opened. The sidewalk will continue to be closed. Please continue to read and follow the posted instructions for safety. Construction crews are scheduled to start working 10 hour days (8/16/2017-8/25/2017) and work is scheduled for Saturday, 8/26/2017.


    8/16/2017 Update
     
    Off-site work on Lomas Santa Fe Drive will continue through 8/28/2017. The sidewalk will continue to be closed. Please continue to read and follow the posted instructions for safety.

    Construction crews are scheduled to start working 10 hour days (8/16/2017-8/25/2017) and work is scheduled for Saturday, 8/19/2017.


    8/4/2017 Update
     
    During this portion of the off-site work along Lomas Santa Fe from Solana Hills Drive to Glencrest Drive, the sidewalk will be closed. Pedestrians are to use the sidewalk on the south side of Lomas Santa Fe for this block. The contractor is making every effort to complete this phase of the construction prior to the start of the school year in late August.
     
    No Saturday work is on the schedule for the immediate future.
     
    Installation of the retaining wall at the field area is underway.

    7/13/2017 Update
     
    Site grading and off-site work is well underway. Please exercise caution when traveling along Lomas Santa Fe and observe all signage. Public safety is very important.
     

    6/30/2017 Update
     
    Construction workers may be on site for 10 hours per day as well as some Saturdays. As of this morning, remaining buildings to be demolished include Building A, Room 9, Hex C and Hex D. 
     

    6/29/2017 Update:
     
    Temporary fence was installed today at the perimeter of the property and approximately one-half of the school buildings have been demolished. Materials are being sorted for recycle. The site is being graded in anticipation of site retaining wall installation beginning in the next few weeks. 
     
    Work on Lomas Santa Fe Drive along the Skyline property is expected to commence 7/5/2017. Traffic control will be in place.

    6/23/2017 Update:
     
    The district completed moving the materials and furniture out of the school on schedule this week. The temporary classrooms on the lower playground have been removed.  Demolition of various site conditions are underway. Temporary fencing will be assembled and demolition of the school buildings will begin week of 6/26/17.  Demolition of the buildings and grading of the site is scheduled to take seven to eleven weeks. 
     
    Work on Lomas Santa Fe Drive along the Skyline property is expected to commence 7/5/2017. Traffic control will be in place.

    6/19/2017 Update:
     
    The reconstruction of Skyline School will begin this week. The district is actively moving materials and furniture off campus, will install security fencing and begin demolition. The old buildings will be demolished, and the new buildings will be constructed between June 2017 and August 2018.

    Construction is scheduled to start the week of 6/19. The district will comply with the City Ordinance hours of 7am-7pm Monday thru Friday. Demolition and fencing will commence mid next week. The district will comply with Air Quality Control Board regulations and any dust from the activities will be mitigated as much as possible during the course of construction.
     
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     Demolished Building B
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Here are some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the project - May 2017

    When will reconstruction take place?

    Reconstruction will begin just after school ends in June 2017. The old buildings will be demolished, and the new buildings will be constructed during the 2017-18 school year. The plan has the new buildings ready for occupancy for the start of the 2018-19 school year.

    Will the students stay on campus during construction?

    It is important to have students off campus during construction. This ensures student safety and shortens the construction timeline.

    San Dieguito built a temporary campus at Earl Warren for use during construction, why not do the same for Skyline?

    The Earl Warren campus is much larger that the Skyline campus. Trying to fit a temporary campus on the Skyline property while building the new facility would create safety and construction challenges. It would also lengthen the construction timeline by at least 50% and greatly increase costs.

    What options were explored for interim student housing?

    The District reviewed a range of options such as construction of temporary classrooms on the Solana Vista campus, moving all of the Skyline students to campuses in Carmel Valley, building a temporary campus on the parking lot at Skyline, and finding an off-site location for a temporary Skyline campus.

    Where will the Skyline students attend school during reconstruction?

    We have secured an agreement with San Dieguito Union High School District which will allow our district to use some of the temporary classrooms at Earl Warren Middle School for Skyline students. Unfortunately, San Dieguito is not able to leave all of those classrooms in place for us. They must remove many of the classrooms to complete environmental mitigation as a part of the construction of Earl Warren. We will be able to use enough classrooms to house the 4th through 6th grade program, but not the entire Skyline student population.

    Is it safe for Skyline students to attend school on the Earl Warren campus?

    We will work closely with our colleagues in San Dieguito to provide a safe and nurturing environment for the Skyline students. Security systems and equipment will be in place, and the Skyline students will not be in the same buildings, parking lots, or fields as the middle school students. The bell schedules will remain staggered to minimize traffic impacts.

    Where will the Global Education students attend school since there is not sufficient room at Earl Warren?

    We have classroom space that could be made available at Solana Highlands (one of our Carmel Valley schools) that can accommodate the eight Global Education classes during Skyline’s reconstruction. This will be temporary for the 2017-18 school year only, and the Global Education classes return to Skyline with the rest of the students when the school reopens for the 2018-19 school year.

    How will the Global Education students get to Carmel Valley?

    The District will provide transportation for students at no cost to the families. The Presbyterian church across the street from the current Skyline campus will be used for student pick-up and drop-off.

    Why move the Global Education program?

    Global Education is a multi-age program, so it is very important that the classes stay together. Our district is committed to ensuring Global Education stays intact for the school year during which Skyline will be under construction (2017-18).

    Do the Global Education teachers support this temporary relocation plan?

    Teachers from Global Education have been on the design team for the “new” Skyline. They support temporarily moving the program to Solana Highlands and are committed to supporting the students and families during that process.