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Update on the CHS Science Classrooms’ Revitalization

(Adapted from CHS Principal Amy Minor’s letter in the April Laker View.)

Many, many thanks once again to the taxpayers of Colchester for the opportunity to renovate the science labs and instructional center. Construction will officially begin on Friday, April 18, at 2:45 p.m.!

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All CHS science classrooms will be closed following students’ return from spring recess; these classrooms will be under construction for the last six weeks of school, and general contractors will be working in those classrooms throughout the day. Please note: any individual hired to work on the renovation project will have undergone a background check in order to do so.

A considerable amount of construction equipment outside of the building on the side that is closest to Colchester Middle School, near rooms 109 and 111 (far left-hand side of the building if looking at CHS from the front) is anticipated. CHS respectfully asks that all students and parents stay away from that area of the building during construction. Visitors attending sporting events are asked to not walk around that side of the building; instead, please park in the large CHS parking lot and walk around the back side of the building to access the softball field, or park at CMS, as it is closer.

Design of revitalized classrooms and laboratories
Design of revitalized classrooms and laboratories

All CHS science teachers have been relocated to other spaces at CHS for the final six weeks of school (to view the temporary classroom relocation plan, please visit the Laker View online by clicking here). In order to avoid the costly renting of mobile classrooms, CHS worked hard as a school to coordinate the use of every possible space in order to relocate science classrooms for the remainder of the school year.

If the project goes smoothly, our hope is that it will be completed on or before August 22, 2014. We look forward to sharing future updates about this project!

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