May 21, 2013
As you may have already heard, this summer, the district will undergo a renovation project thanks in large part to a Maintenance Grant. The grant will allow us the opportunity to remove asbestos flooring from five classrooms and install new carpet in its place. This project will keep our custodial staff very busy this summer. The timeline for this project has been pushed back two weeks which has altered our plans slightly.
As soon as students are dismissed for the summer, the work will begin to remove everything from the five classrooms. All of the classroom items will be placed in the gym for the duration of the project. As a result, the gym will be closed to the public from Thursday, May 23, to Sunday, July 12. On June 10, A & A Abatement out of Du Quoin, Illinois is slated to begin the asbestos removal process. It is anticipated their work will conclude two weeks later. A Collinsville, Illinois, firm called Environmental Consultants will oversee the project to ensure that all environmental codes are followed. While the asbestos removal project is underway, the building will be closed to the general public. Once the abatement project is completed, the classrooms will get a fresh coat of paint, new carpet will be installed, and the classroom furnishings will be returned to their rightful place. It is our hope that the entire project will be completed by mid-July. Following is the projected timeline for the project:
May 24 – June 7 Remove Furnishings from Classrooms
May 24-July 12 Gym Closed
June 10-21 Building Closed
June 24-July 5 Classrooms Painted, Carpet Installed
Regardless of how closely we are able to stick to this timeline, the building will be ready for the first day of school on Friday, August 16. Stay tuned to the district website and Facebook page for regular updates.
Here is wishing everyone a happy and healthy summer vacation.
Robin Becker, Superintendent
Germantown Elementary SD #60
Please make note of the following events for May 17 - May 23.
Tuesday, May 21
*A public hearing will be held in the cafeteria at 6:00 this evening in regards to using health life safety money to pave the parking lot/playground.
Wednesday, May 22
*Today is clean-up day.
Thursday, May 23
*Today is the last day of school. School will be dismissed at 1:40.
*We will celebrate the last day of school with Field Day.
*Report cards will be sent home with the students.
It is the mission of Germantown Elementary School District #60 to educate all children to the best of their abilities through the cooperation of school, home, and community. The District, in an active partnership with parents and community, promotes excellence in a caring environment in which all students learn and grow. Through this partnership we hope to empower all students to develop a strong self-esteem and to become responsible learners and decision-makers. Attainment of our mission is determined by student academic achievement, social development and positive attitude toward learning.
The Honor Roll program at Germantown Elementary School District #60 recognizes the academic achievement of all fifth through eighth grade students. Students with a grade point average between 3.76-4.0 earn a place on High Honor Roll while students with a GPA between 3.5-3.75 are designated as Honor Roll recipients. All grades for core subjects must be a "B-" or higher.
To access the 4th quarter Honor Roll list, click here.