Castro Elementary construction

Castro/Mistral construction postcard, May 2018 (En español)

Construction is underway on the site of Castro and Mistral Elementary schools. The District is remodeling classrooms, as well as building new classrooms, a new library and a multi-use room.  


Happening in Summer 2018
All of Castro and some of Mistral's teachers will pack and move to new classrooms this summer. Castro's new school will open to students in August 2018.

The current Castro/Mistral library, school office and other areas will be under construction this summer. Mistral's main entrance will move to the north.

The current Castro/Mistral multi-use room on Escuela will be torn down to make way for the Mistral kindergarten wing construction. The new kinder wing is scheduled to be complete in late Fall 2018. 

Additionally, Escuela Avenue in front of the school will undergo construction as part of a separate City of Mountain View project. The Escuela parking lot will be renovated to increase traffic flow and improve safety. Please expect no access to the school offices, classrooms and Escuela parking lot this summer. 



Castro construction chart

There will be the sound of beeping from trucks. Dust may occur, and the District will follow procedures and best practices to reduce as much as possible any potential disruptions. The District will use the standard construction practice of watering down soil as it becomes dry to reduce dust. The equipment used on the site and dust control measures we employ comply with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District standards.

The District has worked very hard over the years to do the work, funded by Measure G, to make facilities improvements and renovations at every school a reality. The results will be amazing. There will be new and updated classrooms, libraries and MURs. However, construction requires extra accommodations. We appreciate your support and understanding as we take one step closer to improving each of our schools for our students, staff and community.

Construction fencing is for you and your children's safety. Stay clear and play only in designated areas.

During the 2017-18 school year
Construction on the new Castro School continued behind the construction fence. Castro school steel framing happened in the fall of 2017, and roofs were installed. 

Completed in 2016-17
A village of temporary housing portables was created in December 2016 for use for 18 months for classrooms, education areas and offices to be used during construction, the removal of the existing portables and the demolition of the back wing of classrooms currently housing transitional kindergarten and other classes. 

In February 2017, demolition of the existing buildings occurred on the south-east side of the campus to make way for the construction of the new Castro Elementary School and shared Multi-Use Room and Library.

In February 2017, the Toft Street parking lot and turn-around was closed. There is no public access for parking or drop off to Castro/Mistral from Toft for the next 16 months.

Modernization of 16 existing classrooms is complete. The frame for the new Castro School has been walled in, and the MUR frame is erected.

Schedules are subject to change. Check back for updates here.

Phased construction maps
Phase 2 Phase 4

Castro construction postcard, Sept. 2016  (En espanol)

Castro construction postcard, Nov. 2016 (incluye Español)

Click here for the summer construction postcard update, May 12, 2017 (en español)

 

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