Mistral Elementary construction

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

Summer 2020
Mistral Administration Building: The renovation of the Mistral Administration Office and the Preschool at Latham exterior walkway and fence projects will be delayed.  The project is now planned for Summer of 2020.

Summer 2019
Construction on the play structure additions is complete.

The school will get a new sign in the front, likely by the end of August. This sign, paid for with Measure G funds, will include accurate school and district names. Funding for construction and capital improvements, like school signs, come from restricted funds that can be used only for that purpose. The District used an innovative approach to piggyback on existing, competitive local government contracts to lower the sign cost and expedite installation.

Summer/Fall 2018
All of Castro and some of Mistral's teachers packed and moved to new classrooms over the summer. At Mistral, the District remodeled classrooms, and built new classrooms, as well as a new library and a multi-use room, shared with Castro. Three kindergarten classes moved into their new classrooms over the winter break for start of school in January.

Mistral's main entrance moved to the north. A new driveway was created, extending the loading zone.

The former Castro/Mistral multi-use room on Escuela was torn down to make way for the Mistral kindergarten wing construction. The new kinder wing is complete.

Additionally, Escuela Avenue in front of the school underwent construction as part of a separate City of Mountain View project. The Escuela parking lot was renovated to increase traffic flow and improve safety. 

Temporary portables out on the yard and field were removed. The asphalt was repaired and expanded to include a basketball court and large play structure. The grass area received new sod.  

Preschool area: There is new fence installed along the expanded sidewalk in front of the Preschool, to create a more secure area for the Preschool students/families. The Preschool will also get new play areas within the dedicated Preschool mini-campus.

Library conversion: The Library was converted to two Flex Rooms, with one of them being designated for YMCA.

Castro construction chart

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.

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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