Dear Folwell Families,
I am happy to report that I have returned to work on a limited basis. I’ll be back in the office when the Folwell Office reopens August 14. I am looking forward to another fantastic year with the Folwell Community! Thank you for all of your kind words and thoughts during my time of recovery.
I am also writing to provide an update on previous emails I sent you regarding water issues at Folwell Elementary.
We have been working with the District’s Health and Safety and Operations Departments to remediate and solve the water issue at Folwell.
Currently several areas are being painted throughout the building. The maintenance team is working hard to deep clean the entire building. Rooms 114 and 116 are being repaired, updated and painted. Floors are being repaired or replaced in those learning areas, as well. The computer lab floor is being polished and the walls are being repaired. Room 109, the former conference room, is being transformed into a staff work room.
The IEA (Institute for Environmental Assessment) continues to monitor the air quality in our building to ensure that our learning spaces are safe.
There will also be some projects and enhancements outside of our building. Phase one will begin soon and end before the end of July. Trees, shrubbery and electrical boxes will be removed along the north end of the building, on 6th Street and 15th Avenue. There will be digging near door #6 to improve and replace drain tile. Pipes will be installed to improve water flow. The lawn and landscaping will be graded to improve drainage and direct it away from the building. An application will be applied to the outside of the building to prevent seepage. There will be an additional phase that will begin after the initial phase is completed.
We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time.
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Wendy J. Moritz