Aug. 4, 2020

  • Re-roofing is taking place on the school building.

    view of roofing to the east

    view of roofing to the north

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Feb. 4, 2020

  • Eastwood gym grand opening celebration The school celebrated its grand opening for the new gymnasium. View article and photos on the district news page.

Jan. 23, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: in the new gym, the floor gleams under the LED lights and natural daylighting from the windows.

    completed gym, view to the west

    completed gym, view to the east

    Photo 3: shelving is being moved into the PE teacher's office, where sports equipment will be organized and stored.

    shelving in PE teacher's office

    Photo 4: the new sinks and bathrooms are ready for the boys (left side) and girls (right side).

    sinks in bathroom area

Jan. 13, 2020

  • The wood floor is being buffed to a smooth surface. Paint and varnish will be applied next week. Watch the video for a quick tour of the gym.

Jan. 7, 2020

  • Photo 1: installation of the wood flooring in the gym is nearly complete.

    gym floor installation

    Photo 2: the hallway corridor is finished.

    gym hallway corridor

    Photos 3 and 4: the restroom area is complete (shown are the common sink area and the girls' bathroom.

    sink area of restroom

    girls' bathroom

Dec. 30, 2019

  • Photo 1: concrete work around the exterior of the gym is complete.

    exterior view of front of gym

    Photo 2: a view of the gym interior from the entry vestibule.

    gym entry vestibule

    Photos 3-5: crew members begin installing the base for the wood floor.

    wood floor installation

    wood floor installation

    wood floor installation

    Photo 6: putting the final touches of paint on the building interior.

    interior painting

Dec. 16, 2019

  • Photo 1: inside the gym, the wood floor pieces have been curing in the conditioned space; installation will begin over winter break.

    interior view of gym construction

    Photo 2: the PE teacher office/storage area is nearly finished.

    teacher office/storage area

    Photo 3: concrete is being poured for the walkways in front of the gym.

    concrete pour in front of gym

    Photo 4: ceiling tiles are partially installed in the hallway off the entry vestibule, pending inspection of the underlying conduit.

    vestibule hallway

    Photo 5: all the sinks are installed in the bathroom area.

    bathroom sinks installed

Dec. 9, 2019

  • Photo 1: from the middle of the gym ceiling, a large fan (each blade is eight feet long) helps circulate air.

    gym fan

    Photo 2: handrails are being installed for the concrete bench.

    handrail installation

    Photos 3 and 4: the girls' and boys' bathrooms are finished.

    girls' bathroom

    boys' bathroom

    Photo 5: the concrete bench in front of the gym has been poured and cured.

    outdoor concrete bench

Dec. 2, 2019

  • Photos 1-3: crew members are painting the HVAC ducts overhead in the gym. They have also installed the scoreboard and are installing the frames for the basketball backboards. The two backboards on the west wide retract upward, the two on the east side retract sideways, and the two on the north and south ends are stationary.

    crew member paints HVAC ducts

    interior view of gym facing north

    interior view of gym facing south

    Photos 4-6: more sinks are being installed in the middle of the restroom area. To the left are the boys' restrooms (photo 5) and to the right are the girls' restrooms. There is also a separate, gender-neutral, ADA-accessible restroom (photo 6).

    sinks being installed

    boys' bathroom under construction

    ADA-accessible restroom

Nov. 25, 2019

  • Photo 1: lighting and HVAC ducts have been installed on the ceiling. In the foreground is the wood for the gym floor.

    interior view of gym construction

    Photo 2: up above, a crew member paints the fan hardware to match the ceiling beam.

    painting of ceiling fan hardware

    Photos 3 and 4: fixtures and stall doors are being installed in the gym bathrooms.

    bathroom sinks being installed

    bathroom stall doors being installed

Nov. 15, 2019

  • Photo 1: a ceiling tile is being cut to size before installation.

    crew cuts ceiling tile

    Photo 2: ceiling tile installation is nearly complete; HVAC ductwork is ready to be installed.

    interior view of gym construction

    Photo 3: a concrete bench is finished.

    concrete bench in gym

    Photo 4: the PE teacher's office and storage area.

    PE office in gym

    Photo 5: the entry vestibule is finished, and electrical and security wiring is being installed.

    interior view of entry vestibule

    Photo 6: the exterior view of the entry vestibule and front of the gym.

    exterior view of entry vestibule

Nov. 1-5, 2019

  • Photo 1: (left to right) PE teacher Mark Myrick, counselor Amanda Bennett, teacher Cindy Honma, and principal Lindsay Garcia visit the project site on Nov. 1 to get a preview of the gym.

    staff visits project site

    Photo 2: the concrete is curing for the bench seating.

    concrete bench inside the gym

    Photo 3: the ceiling grids are being installed to prepare for placement of the ceiling tiles, and painting of the walls has begun.

    ceiling work and wall painting in the gym

    Photo 4: a view of the current interior of the gym under construction.

    interior view of gym construction

    Photo 5: preparing for painting of the PE teacher's office/storage area.

    painting preparations for PE office

    Photo 6: a crew member works on the electrical connections.

    electrical worker

Oct. 28, 2019

  • Photos 1 and 2: the entry vestibule of the gym has been framed and glazed.

    entry vestibule for the new gym

    inside the entry vestibule for the new gym

    Photos 3 and 4: bricklayers finish the last wall of the gym as another crew member washes and seals the brick.

    laying brick on the last wall of the gym

    washing down a brick wall of the gym

    Photo 5: inside, the forms and reinforcement for the concrete benches are ready for an upcoming pour.

    forms for the concrete benches

    Photo 6: sheetrock and wood panels have been installed on the walls of the gym, ready for painting.

    interior view of gym construction

Oct. 15, 2019

  • Watch a slideshow of construction work on Oct. 15.

Oct. 4, 2019

  • Photos 1-3: now that the windows and panels have been placed on the upper exterior of the gym, crew members are now laying brick around the lower exterior.

    westside exterior of gym construction

    front exterior of gym construction

    eastside exterior of gym construction

    Photo 4: concrete steps have been poured, leading to the front entry of the gym.

    concrete steps leading gym entry

    Photos 5-6: the interior of the gym shows insulation being placed on the walls.

    insulation placed on south wall of gym

    insulation placed on gym interior

Sept. 26, 2019

  • Photo 1: the windows have been installed on the sides of the gym building.

    exterior view of new gym

    Photos 2-3: inside, crew members continue to cut and install the framing for the structure.

    exterior view of new gym

    workers trim framing

    Photo 4: HVAC, electrical and plumbing work is being completed.

    interior view of gym showing HVAC ductwork and electrical and plumbing conduit

    Photo 5: outside, concrete is poured and formed for the stairs leading to the entry.

    concrete being poured for entry stairs

    Photo 6: the external brick begins to be laid on the front exterior of the building.

    workers lay brick on the front of the gym

Sept. 17, 2019

  • Photo 1: the outside panels have been installed on the gym. The window frames are lined up along the wall.

    exterior view of gym construction

    Photos 2 and 3: structural supports are being fastened to the roof of the gym.

    workers attaching structural supports

    view of gym interior toward the back

    Photo 4: crew members are silhouetted against the windows as they prepare to install the frames.

    crew members silhouetted against windows

    Photo 5: HVAC ductwork is being installed in the entry vestibule.

    HVAC ductwork installation

Sept. 10, 2019

  • Photo 1: outside, the crew is installing the paneling that will frame the windows for the gym.

    crew installs outside panels for gym

    Photos 2-4: inside, structural supports and HVAC ducts are being installed, and the entry vestibule has been framed.

    interior view of gym construction facing to the front

    interior view of gym construction facing to the back

    interior view of gym entry vestibule under construction

    Photo 5: fencing and a gate have been installed at the entrance to the modular building, which will be used for Eastwood's preschool program.

    gated entrance to modular building

Aug. 20, 2019

Aug. 6, 2019

July 30, 2019

  • Photos 1 and 2: aerial and interior views show the new gym structure.

    aerial view of gym construction

    inside the gym structure

    Photos 3 and 4: the new playground is being installed; rubberized tiles and a synthetic turf play area are next.

    aerial view of playground construction

    construction of play structure

    Photo 5: crews construct a concrete walkway around the new modular building.

    installation of concrete walkway around modular

July 16, 2019

  • Photo 1: Fastening of the steel beams continues on the new gym.

    Gym frame construction

    Photo 2: concrete forms have been poured to frame the playground area.

    concrete forms for playground

    PHoto 3: new sewer pipe is being laid to serve the gym.

    sewer pipes being trucked in

July 9, 2019

  • Photos 1-3: Crews construct the steel frame for the new gym.

    Construction of the steel frame for the new gym

    Worker at the top of the steel structure

    Workers fasten the steel bars of the gym structure

    Photo 4: The frames are being constructed for the concrete sides of the playground.

    Frames for the sides of the playground

    Photo 5: Parts of the sidewalk in front of the school are being excavated and will be replaced.

    Excavating old concrete sidewalk

    Photo 6: The old portables are now gone.

    Old portables removed

June 19, 2019

  • Photos 1-3: The first portion of the concrete foundation has been poured, smoothed and saw-cut.

    Photo 4: The existing play structure has been dismantled; a new play structure will be installed this summer to replace it.

    Construction of gym foundation

    Smoothing out concrete foundation

    Saw-cutting concrete foundation

    Dismantled play structure  

June 6, 2019

  • A crane lays one of six pieces of Eastwood's new modular building onto the foundation.

    Modular Building is laid.

May 22, 2019

  • Photo 1: the foundation is prepared for placement of the modular building.
    Photo 2: excavation and grading for the new gym building has begun.

    Foundation for modular building

    Excavation and grading for gym

May 14, 2019

  • Concrete has been poured for the foundation of the new modular building.

    Concrete foundation for modular building

May 10, 2019

  • The forms have been constructed for the foundation of the new modular building. Next is pouring of concrete into the forms.

    Foundation forms for modular building

Jan. 4, 2019 - Classroom Walls

  • Construction of the walls is essentially complete! All classrooms in each pod will be fully enclosed as our facilities crews have put up drywall and tackboard, and each room has a door that can be closed for quiet and security.

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Oct. 9, 2018 - Revised Site Plan

  • Based on neighborhood meeting feedback, a revised site plan was developed, moving the new gym to the northeast side of the parking lot, and keeping the modular building at the current site of the portables. Fence lines have been added around these buildings.

Oct. 2, 2018 - Neighborhood Meeting

  • Architects and project staff presented the proposed design and site plan for Eastwood improvements, including:

    • New gymnasium (built to immediate occupancy seismic standards, will serve as a community emergency shelter after a major earthquake)
    • Adding heat to the HVAC system
    • Seismic upgrades
    • New playground with synthetic play surface
    • Replacing existing portables with a new, four-classroom modular building
    • Safety and security improvements

    Based upon public input at the meeting, the district is considering locating the new gym to the east of the recently-constructed parking lot, subject to site and engineering evaluation. The site plan and design will be posted after this evaluation.

Milestones

  • Feb. 4, 2020: grand opening of new gym.

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  • Aug. 29, 2019 - ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate completion of the new playground and modular building.

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  • Aug. 18-20, 2019 - installation of roof panels on gym.

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  • Aug. 6, 2019 - play structure installed.

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  • June 27, 2019 - framing of gym structure begins; demolition and clearing of old portables is complete.

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  • June 19, 2019 - foundation poured for gym, old playground dismantled.

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  • June 6, 2019 - modular building set in place by crane.

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  • May 6, 2019 - excavation and construction of the foundation forms for the modular building have begun.

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  • Jan. 4, 2019 - installation of classroom walls and doors is complete.

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  • Oct. 9, 2018 - revised site plan is being evaluated.

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  • Oct. 2, 2018 - a neighborhood meeting was held to review the proposed designs for Eastwood's renovations and new gym.

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