Skyline School nears completion

Skyline School rendering

Solana Beach School District is nearing completion of the reconstruction of Skyline School. The project, funded by Measure JJ bond proceeds, includes the demolition and reconstruction of the entire campus. At over 60 years of age, Skyline is the oldest school in the district. The project will provide a new state-of-the-art campus for students when classes return on Aug. 28, 2018.

At the start of the school year, the main building will be finished and ready for instruction. The main building houses classrooms, STREAM lab, library/media center, technology lab, school office, health office, restrooms, staff lounge and workrooms, and a temporary kitchen and lunch area. Students will have access to new play structures and blacktop areas with ball walls, four-square, and basketball courts. Also scheduled for completion is the landscaping around the main campus and along the front of the school.

Additional areas of the campus will be completed during the fall. These will include a separate building featuring four kindergarten classrooms, the building housing the multi-purpose room, which includes the stage area and a dedicated music room, and the permanent kitchen and lunch area. Solar panels will also be installed to provide clean energy for the school. During the final phase of construction, these areas will be completely segregated from school operations to ensure student safety.

The school garden will be planted during fall of 2018 with plans in the works to provide a lunchtime nutrition/cooking club in a student kitchen located in the main building. The playing fields will be the final area for renovation, and will be available for student use in spring of 2019.

Skyline staff was able to tour their new school on May 4, and parents had an opportunity to hear more about the campus at Skyline’s Open House on May 17. Solana Vista School’s 3rd grade students and Skyline’s current 4th grade students got a sneak peek at their new school on June 8, when they were treated to a virtual tour of the campus. --News release