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San Marcos Goes Back to School-Update from The City of San Marcos

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Back to School Update from The City of San Marcos.

As the summer winds down, San Marcos students are headed back to school. With elementary, middle and high schools along with Cal State San Marcos and Palomar College back in session this month, I-15 and SR-78 travelers can expect increased traffic delays during their daily commute.

While the increase in traffic congestion is familiar to city residents, students and commuters alike, the City of San Marcos is pleased to report that relief is on the way. In the city’s ongoing efforts to get motorists moving and improve traffic flow, several roadway improvement projects are nearing completion.

More than $3 million of construction projects are being completed this fall to improve the Rancho Santa Fe Road and other streets throughout San Marcos. During construction, businesses in the area will remain open and those directly affected by the improvement projects will receive notice of scheduled work.

During the school year and periods of roadway construction, drive with caution and set those alarm clocks a little earlier to provide ample time to reach your destination safely and on time.

For more information about road work in San Marcos, visit www.san-marcos.net/roadwork.

Double Peak school near completion; construction will close lanes on San Elijo Road | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com

SAN MARCOS — Traffic slowdowns are coming to San Elijo Road in San Marcos as Double Peak School enters the final phases of construction this summer.The K-8 campus will open Aug. 29, and will serve students from the San Elijo Hills area. Traffic improvements needed to add turning lanes into the school will close down one lane in each direction for a portion of San Elijo Road for several months, officials said.“We’re removing the median in order to create two left-hand lanes into the school and add signals and lights,” said Tova Corman, executive director of facilities planning and development for San Marcos Unified School District.The closures started Monday, and on Wednesday night the road will be reduced to a single lane between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.

 

 

Meanwhile, construction of the school will proceed in phases, with the first building slated for completion June 1 and subsequent structures opening every few weeks over the summer.“The site is doing really well,” Corman said. “The first building will be classrooms and administration.”As crews move in furniture, construction will continue on four other structures: a second classroom building, kitchen, gym and performing arts center.

 

 

When completed, the school will have 51 classrooms and accommodate up to 1,200 students, Corman said. It will open in August with 950 students in grades K-7.With a focus on music, arts and innovation, Double Peak will offer an instrumental music program for students in kindergarten through eighth grade, said Principal Steve Baum. It will also have a “maker space” for design and construction, and instruction in engineering, coding and technology. Administrators, teachers and nutrition staff had a hand in helping plan the school, Corman said, ensuring that the buildings’ form fits their function.“It’s gorgeous,” Corman said. “The classrooms are all two-story buildings to save space. One thing that’s cool is we have retention basins required by law, (constructed by) reusing the double peak rocks from the site. The classrooms are going to be amazing, using newest technology for computer labs.”

Source: Double Peak school near completion; construction will close lanes on San Elijo Road | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com

Road work continues along San Elijo Road to pave way for Double Peak School Traffic reduced to single lanes until late August

Beginning Monday, May 16, traffic will be reduced to one lane on both north- and southbound sides along San Elijo Road and S. Twin Oaks Valley Road to accommodate roadway improvements critical to student, pedestrian, bicycle and traffic safety while paving the way for future access to the new Double Peak School.

Motorists traveling through the area will see signs in advance of the roadwork and should be prepared to be directed through standard traffic control measures.

During the construction period, pedestrians will be routed to the trail on the west side of S. Twin Oaks Valley Road and bicyclists will be accommodated in a striped bike lane.  Additionally, access to Ridgeline Trailhead and the equestrian park east of Duncan Court will be restricted to right-turn only.

Roadway safety improvements associated with the construction of Double Peak School include extended turning lanes into the school site from both directions that will result in widening of the road, relocation of the center median, relocation of major utility infrastructure and the installation of traffic safety improvements such as traffic signals and crosswalks at the intersection into the school.

Although two-way traffic will be maintained within the work area, traffic delays are anticipated and motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes if possible. A detailed construction and traffic impact map will be available on the City’s website, www.san-marcos.net/roadwork.

All lane closures are expected to be lifted before the end of August 2016. Delays in the schedule may occur due to inclement weather conditions.

While these scheduled traffic impacts may cause short-term inconvenience, the work paves the way for long-term improvements to traffic flow and will provide access enhancements to the new Double Peak School that are critical to student and motorist safety.

Double Peak School, San Marcos Unified’s first K-8, will serve the communities in and around San Elijo Hills and offer a focus on music, arts and innovation. The highly anticipated grand opening will coincide with the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.

For more information regarding the associated lane closures, please contact San Marcos Unified School District’s project contractor Mike Gussa with Lusardi Construction at (760) 497-3097 or mgussa@lusardi.com.

For more information about Double Peak School, please contact Administrative Secretary Jenny Axford at (760) 752-1227 or jenny.axford@smusd.org.

San Marcos, CA: Southbound lane closures scheduled for S. Twin Oaks Valley Road beginning April 29

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Beginning Friday, April 29, southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane along S. Twin Oaks Valley Road from Village Drive to Duncan Court at the equestrian park entrance until 3 pm.

While lanes will reopen over the weekend, the two-lane closure will resume Monday, May 2 through Wednesday, May 4 from 9 am to 3 pm.

Although two-way traffic will be maintained within the work area, minor delays are anticipated and motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes if possible or leave early to reach destinations on time.

While these scheduled traffic impacts may cause short-term inconvenience, the work paves the way for long-term safety improvements critical to student, pedestrian, bicycle and traffic safety while paving the way for future access to the new Double Peak School.

For more information, please contact the city’s Public Works Department at (760) 744-1050.

Lane closures scheduled along San Elijo Road to accommodate street widening work for Double Peak School

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Infrastructure work begins to pave way for new Double Peak School
Lane closures scheduled along San Elijo Road to accommodate street widening work 

Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 28, motorists can expect northbound lane closures along San Elijo Road and S. Twin Oaks Valley Road to accommodate roadway improvements critical to student, pedestrian, bicycle and traffic safety while paving the way for future access to the new Double Peak School. Starting early Spring 2016, southbound lane closures along the road will also be in place.

During the construction period, pedestrians will be routed to the trail on the west side of S. Twin Oaks Valley Road and bicyclists will be accommodated in a striped bike lane.

Roadway improvements associated with the construction of Double Peak School include extended turning lanes into the school site from both directions that will result in widening of the road, relocation of the center median, relocation of major utility infrastructure and the installation of traffic safety improvements at the intersection into the school.

Although two-way traffic will be maintained within the work area, traffic delays are anticipated and motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes if possible. Click here to view a detailed road work map. (Due to large file size, image download times may be slow). 

All lane closures are expected to be lifted by May 2016.

While these scheduled traffic impacts may cause short-term inconvenience, the work paves the way for long-term improvements to traffic flow and will provide access enhancements to the new Double Peak School that are critical to student and motorist safety.

Double Peak School, San Marcos Unified’s first K-8, will serve the communities in and around San Elijo Hills and offer a focus on music, arts and innovation. The highly anticipated grand opening will coincide with the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.

For more information about Double Peak School, please contact Facilities Coordinator Chad Conrad at (760) 290-2646 or chad.conrad@smusd.org.

For more information regarding the associated lane closures, please contact the City’s contractor Mike Gussa with Lusardi Construction at (760) 497-3097 or mgussa@lusardi.com.

Community Electronic Recycling and Paper Shredding Event at San Elijo Hills Albertsons

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Green Hat Electronics will be holding a community electronics recycling and paper shredding event located in the San Elijo Hills Albertsons parking lot on September 12th & 13th from 10 am – 4 pm. Electronics recycling is free with the exception of large appliances.

Paper shredding is $5.00 per file box and 100% of the paper is shred ON SITE at the end of the event starting at 4:00 pm both days. Paper and Electronics will be collected through out the event hours. Paper will be stored in 64 gallon bins until the shred truck arrives at 4:00 pm to shred all the paper on-site.

Call Jennifer Zouvas at (760) 803-0097 for more information. Visit our website at www.GreenHatElectronics.com. This event supports the San Elijo Hills Elementary and Middle Schools!

Items we cannot accept: alkaline batteries, light bulbs and smoke detectors

San Marcos Unified has delayed the opening of Double Peak School due to a legal dispute. | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com

 

The opening of Double Peak School, the first K-8 grade school in the San Marcos Unified School District, has been delayed because of a legal dispute over the purchase of a small piece of land necessary to complete road improvements.

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Opening of Double Peak School Delayed Until August of 2016

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A letter was sent to all DPS families on Tuesday, JULY 21 from Superintendent Holt informing of the delayed opening.

Community Letter

July 21, 2015

Dear Double Peak School Families,

As a community, we have observed, with great excitement as the walls of Double Peak have started to come together and resemble what will be an extraordinary K-8 school in San Marcos Unified School District.

There have been unforeseen circumstances in the negotiations to purchase a small parcel of the land necessary to complete the required road improvements, which forced the Governing Board to take official action to acquire the land by eminent domain. Our attempt at good faith bargaining with the property owner, in conjunction with the legal proceedings of condemning the property, has delayed the contractor’s ability to begin the road improvements, which are required by the City. It is estimated that these improvements will not be completed until the end of May 2016. I concur that these offsite road improvements are vital to ensuring the safety of our students and community and must be completed prior to the school opening. Therefore, Double Peak School will open in August of 2016. For the 2015-16 school year, students living within the Double Peak School boundaries will remain at Discovery and San Elijo Elementary and will become Double Peak School students in the 2016-17 school year.

All intra-district and inter-district transfers will remain approved and families will not have to complete transfer paperwork again for the 2016-17 school year. Families with either an intra or inter district transfer will have one of two options for the 2015-16 school year:

  1. Their student can attend Discovery Elementary, San Elijo Elementary, or San Elijo Middle School for the whole 2015-16 school year – or –
  2. They can return to their original home school and begin at Double Peak School in the 2016-17 school year

All families with an approved intra or inter district transfer must inform Laura Andrade in the Student Services Department, by Wednesday, August 5, 2015, if their student will remain at their current home school for the 2015-16 school year or transfer to either Discovery, San Elijo Elementary, or San Elijo Middle. Ms. Andrade can be contacted at 760-752-1220.

Throughout this past year, I have seen the wonderful and collaborative efforts of Double Peak School families and the administration form the core values that will guide the curriculum of this school. Principal Baum will continue to be the pillar for this community – strengthening connections by holding Double Peak School events and staying connected with students and families during the 2015-16 school year.

Regards,

Kevin D Holt, Ed.D. Superintendent

Double Peak School PTO – Parent Meet & Greet & A Colorful Universe “Kids Night Out”

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Double Peak School Parent Meet & Greet
Host:Double Peak PTO
When:
Saturday, May 30th from 6:00 PM
to 9:00 PM
Where:
Cafe Stoked
1215 San Elijo Road San Marcos, CA 92078

RSVP HERE for PTO Meet & Greet

Kid’s Night Out-A Colorful Universe

A Colorful Universe will be hosting Kid’s Night Out from 6:00-9:00 PM. for childcare. Contact them to make reservation and sign up at 760.761.0476 info@acolorfuluniverse.com

 

Double Peak School Friday Update

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Double Peak School’s first official social event!  Please join us on May 30th at Café Stoked to learn about programs, meet some of our teachers, and get to know the parents of our students.  More information on the DPS website. http://www.smusd.org/domain/2677

Congratulations to Josh Way, Double Peak’s assistant principal.  Pending SMUSD Governing Board approval on May 19th, Josh will be appointed the new principal of WPMS.  In his short time with us, he made a great impact on the creation of DPS.  We wish him the best of luck in his new leadership role.  We are excited to announce Katie Buffum will become the new assistant principal of DPS.  She is currently the AP at WPMS.

Intra-district transfers have been processed.  Letters were placed in the mail on Wednesday, Thursday, and today.

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