Design Phase: May 2019 - Fall/Winter 2020
Staff, Design Team, Community Engagement: May 2019 - 2020
Select Preconstruction/Lease Lease Back Builder: May 2020
Measure JJ Bond Issuance: April/May 2020
Construction: Spring 2021 - Winter 2022
Virtual Meeting Regarding the Solana Santa Fe School Modernization Project - June 2020 - NEW
District staff, along with the project Architect, will provide an update regarding the Modernization Project on June 11, 2020 at 5:00 pm.
Materials - The attached materials were provided at the Virtual Community Meeting scheduled on June 11, 2020.
Solana Santa Fe Modernization Update May 18, 2020
In light of the recent school closures, the District is continuing to move forward in the Modernization of Solana Santa Fe School. A site plan, including a new two-story, eight-classroom building, is being further developed. A full-service architectural service agreement was approved in April 2020 and the building for the project is on the agenda for the May 2020 meeting of the School Board. The project is tracking on schedule with agency approvals scheduled to begin Fall/Winter 2020 and, once approved, a first phase of construction could begin Summer 2021.
Design Team and Community Meetings held in early May 2020:
Materials Shared - The attached materials were provided at the Design Team and Community Engagement meetings scheduled for May 12, 2020, and May 13, 2020, via District hosted webinar.
Construction projects are continuing during school closures. District staff will continue to provide updates on the Modernization planning throughout the summer and into Fall 2020. The Solana Santa Fe Modernization project is scheduled to be discussed at the regularly scheduled meeting of the School Board June 25, 2020.
School Design Process
Solana Beach School Distict prides itself in its collaborative approach to design educational facilities to provide equiptable, resource rich learning environments for students. With these statements, the Solana Beach School District affirms its commitment to create and maintain:
- A student-centered, equitable environment that fosters learning, achievement, and inspires creativity for all children
- A strong focus of the diverse academic, social-emotional needs and learning styles of all children
- A safe environment with opportunities for enhanced student health, including appropriate areas for a variety of physical activities and increased availability of nutritionally sound, freshly prepared, school meals
- Facilities that are safe for children, staff, and visitors during school hours, while welcoming to families & community members beyond the school day
- Well-designed practices and facilities that shape, encourage, and foster environmental stewardship, responsibility, and sustainability
- Emphasis on building awareness of, and responsibility for, global citizenship
- Adaptable learning facilities built on research-based best practice that are flexible and able to support future learning needs and demands for college and career readiness in an ever-changing global community
- Environment, culture, and facilities that are mutually supportive and meet the needs of that diverse constituency of school and community
The design team is made up of stakeholders, including but not limited to, staff (certificated and classified), administrators, County of San Diego representatives, special education, specialty programs (STREAM, CRT, etc.), school board members, community members, and consultants. The team works together to establish priorities in design function to meet current educational standards.
School Board Presentation - February 2020
Presentation - The attached presentation was provided to the Board of Education at the regularly scheduled Board meeting on February 13, 2020. The presentation is regarding the Solana Santa Fe Modernization Project.
School Board Presentation - November 2019
Presentation - The attached presentation was provided to the Board of Education at the regularly scheduled Board meeting on November 14, 2019. The presentation is regarding the Solana Santa Fe Modernization Project.
School Board Presentation - September 2019
Presentation - The attached presentation was provided to the Board of Education at the regularly scheduled Board meeting on September 12, 2019. The presentation is regarding the Solana Santa Fe Modernization Project. The District and architect are continuing to further develop the school design.
Presentation- The attached presentation was provided at the Community Engagement meeting scheduled for September 24, 2019 at 6pm at the Solana Santa Fe School Fine Arts Building (FAB).
Virtual Community Meeting Regarding the Solana Santa Fe School Modernization Project - June 2020 - NEW
District staff, along with the project Architect, will provide an update to the Community regarding the project and will post an update following the meeting scheduled for June 11, 2020.
The meeting will be hosted via telephonic/video conference.
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
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Update on Modernization Planning continuing for the Solana Santa Fe School Modernization Project - April 2020
At the regularly scheduled Board meeting on April 16, 2020, a full service contract for Lionakis (Architectural Services) for the Solana Santa Fe Modernization Project was approved. Pre-design services setting the scope of the project has concluded. Continued stakeholder engagement activities are proceeding via online platforms during school closures. The team can now move forward to further develop the drawings and specifications.
Proposals have been received and reviewed regarding the builder selection for the SSF Modernization Project. Interviews were held on April 13, 2020, and a recommendation for a builder from the pre-qualified pool of builders agendized for the regularly scheduled Board meeting on May 21, 2020. Once a contract is approved, the contractor can begin with pre-construction services and refining the budget.
On April 16, 2020, Steven Kendrick and Caroline Brown met with two members of the Fairbanks HOA, neighbors directly around Solana Santa Fe School, to gather input and do a driving tour (“convoy style” to maintain the social distancing requirement under the current closure orders) of the architecture in the areas of Rancho Santa Fe and Fairbanks.
Community Engagement Meeting Regarding the Solana Santa Fe School Modernization Project - September 2019
District staff, along with the project Architect, will provide an update to the Community regarding the project and will post an update following the meeting scheduled for September 24, 2019.
Design Team Meeting Regarding the Solana Santa Fe School Modernization Project - August 2019
Solana Santa Fe Design Team Meeting - August 20, 2019
Proposed Project Description:
Solana Santa Fe is a Solana Beach School District elementary school located in Rancho Santa Fe in an unincorporated area of northern San Diego County. The original building (approximately 26,000 square feet, 10 permanent classrooms, administrative area, media center, staff workroom, staff lounge, small group instruction areas, Fine Arts Building, student dining and play areas) was constructed in 1993 serving students grades K-6. An additional 8 relocatable classrooms were added in 1994 and an 8-classroom permanent building was added in 1997 to accommodate the Class Size Reduction program. Currently, a K-6 grade school, Solana Santa Fe services approximately 300 students.
Solana Santa Fe will receive students from a growth area in the district named Pacific Highlands Ranch. Enrollment projections for Solana Santa Fe could reach 460 students for a period of time while the development becomes establilshed. The scope of the project includes the replacement of eight end-of-life relocatable classrooms with an eight classroom two-story buidling.
Solana Santa Fe is on a district owned site on the corner of El Apajo and San Dieguito Road where traffic, parking, ingress, and egress will be a focus for the modernization project.
Every effort will be made to modernize an environmentally friendly school with sustainability in mind.
Photo Above: Aerial View of Solana Santa Fe