5. Phase II – FAQs

We are excited about entering the next phase of our campus revitalization project! More information will be shared as it becomes available. Answers to initial questions regarding the project are found below and project history can be found here: Campus Revitalization

QUESTIONS

When will construction begin? Ground was broken on the project on October 28, 2019.

When will the building be finished? Construction is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2020.

Where will the secondary building be located? The secondary building (in orange on the map below) will be located just south of Tumblin Creek. During the summer of 2018, construction of the secondary building will begin in the current location of the P.K. Yonge Mead Library and J-Wing.

 

 

How do we make space for the building?
2019-20:
Remove Mead Library and J-Wing
Summer 2020: Remove K-Wing

Where will J-Wing classes be located during construction?
6th and 7th grade core classes will be located in H and I Wings for the 2018-19/ 2019-20 school years. Drama classes will be located in the Performing Arts Building. As is our practice each school year, class locations are communicated to students when they are given their course schedules on the first day of the school year.

Where will classes in K-Wing be located from August 2020 until the building opens?
Locations for K-Wing classes are planned and other short-term shifts will be in place for the start of the 2020-21 school year until the new building opens. Final details will be addressed and transitions will take place during summer 2020. As is our practice every school year, class locations will be shared with students on the first day of the school year.

How will construction impact my child’s classes?
Our plans are designed to avoid disruption to classes or other school activities. Any construction-related changes to class locations will be communicated well in advance.

How will students access P.K. Yonge Mead Library services during construction?
Learning Commons
High school after-school study hours, will be relocated to the east side of the cafeteria until 4:00pm Monday-Friday.

Virtual School will be located in the Community Classroom.

There will be no school-sponsored middle school learning commons after-school options. Blue Wave After School, an independent service provider located on our campus, offers Middle School Study Hall Hours and after care options to P.K. Yonge middle school families. | Details

Library/Book Checkout
A secondary library collection will be located in the N-Wing Gallery and an elementary library collection will be located on the second floor of the elementary building (in the meadow).

Students are encouraged to obtain an Alachua County Library Card which will allow them to check books out and to access digital books through the Overdrive app on their Chromebooks for free.

Alachua County Library Card Application | How to access eBooks from Alachua County Library

Need help with Alachua County Library cards and eBooks, email Megan Koppitch | mkoppitch@pky.ufl.edu

For classes that have used books located in the library as required by class curriculum, plans will be made to facilitate access to those texts in the coming year.

How can I keep up to date on the campus revitalization project and construction of the new secondary building?
Families can visit the Campus Revitalization section of the website to learn more about the history of the whole project and to find more information about construction of Phase II – Secondary and Phase II – FAQs.

Updates will be shared via email throughout the project. Meetings may also be held periodically. Please be sure to check your email, announcements on the website, and the Campus Revitalization page for updates.