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Eldorado K-8 School{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Eldorado K-8 School3351 Indiana Street Superior, CO 80027 22000<img alt="" src="/projects/Project%20Profile%20Images/EldoradoK8-photo-300x300.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />$10,542,307$600,000 included in budget

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September 20, 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=37 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=37{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}September 20, 2017This coming week of construction will see a continuation of activity that has been ongoing for the past few weeks. Concrete for the new addition continues to arrive daily and Sampson Construction will continue the pouring of slabs and foundational work. Excavation for the crawl space for this area will also begin this week and continue for a couple weeks. The irrigation line in the bike parking area is now repaired and the grounds will be cleared and prepped for concrete work, beginning in a week or so. The new car charging stations will be installed starting this week, with work on these slated to be complete in approximately two weeks. Work on stripping and resurfacing the tennis courts continues as normal and will be this way for the coming weeks. Minor landscaping items, particularly in the east parking lot area, will be addressed over the course of the next week as well.,
Get Exclusive Updates Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=36 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=36{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Get Exclusive UpdatesFollow Principal Hamasaki for additional updates and exclusive photos on Twitter @hamasaki_r or on Instagram at eldorado_k8_school.
September 6, 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=35 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=35{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}September 6, 2017Much of last week’s activity continues over the coming days as we move toward completing smaller portions of the project. In the new addition, excavation is nearing completion and setting of forms/pouring of concrete continues. Roofing activity will be completed by the end of the coming weekend and electrical work is continuing for the car-charging stations. Work on stripping and resurfacing the tennis courts begins on Monday, 9/11/17, and will take approximately 5 weeks to complete. Note that the bike parking surface work is on hold due to an irrigation leak in that area. Investigation and repair are required before work can be completed. This issue is also delaying some of the landscaping work in the front of the school and we hope to have this rectified, and work can resume, in the near future.,
Construction Kick-off Postcard to Neighbors Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=18 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=18{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Construction Kick-off Postcard to Neighbors,
Construction Kick-off Letter to Parents Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=16 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=16{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Construction Kick-off Letter to Parents,



May 17 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=25 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=25{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}May 17Construction on the site will commence on May 30. Heavy equipment will be delivered for staging purposes on that day. Excel energy will be on site on May 30 and will be digging trenches in the NW corner of the property for line relocation. It is anticipated that this will take 2 days to prep the site for relocation and power will be shut down on June 1 to enable the new connection. Demolition on the front parking lot will start on Wednesday, May 31. No cars will be allowed to park in the front lot. In terms of work in the building, demolition, prep, and pulling carpet begins immediately on May 31.,
May 10, 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=24 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=24{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}May 10, 2017Construction trailer sits on the NW corner of the playground. Orange safety fence has been built around the trailer. Exterior painting has begun and will continue through the end of the school year. Two external canopies at the front entrance will also be painted the weekend of 5/13 (weather permitting) Parking lot demolition will begin after the school year ends. Project construction continues to be on hold pending the relocation of the underground primary power lines coordinated by Xcel Energy. There is no update on when this will happen.,
June 2016 Update Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=10 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=10{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}June 2016 UpdateThe project design team is working with the design advisory team to develop the schematic design. See minutes from meetings in the DAT section below.
Project Kick-off Letter to Families Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=11 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=11{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Project Kick-off Letter to Families,
Project Kick-off Postcard to Neighbors Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=12 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=12{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Project Kick-off Postcard to Neighbors,
October 2016 Update Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=13 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=13{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}October 2016 UpdateSampson Construction has been selected as the contractor for the project. The project team is working with the Design Advisory Team (DAT) on Design Development. See meeting minutes in the DAT section below.
This project is scheduled to begin in Phase 2. Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=8 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=8{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}This project is scheduled to begin in Phase 2.
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June 21, 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=28 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=28{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}June 21, 2017Power lines have been relocated by Excel so work can now commence on the new north wing addition. Demolition of the north basketball court will commence this week in preparation for excavation and the build of the new wing. Demolition continues on the interior of the building with removal of carpet, walls, and other appropriate items. Drywall patch, repair, and painting of interior walls has begun in the middle level wing and will continue throughout this week. Excavation continues in the East parking lot in preparation for the new design and laying of asphalt. West parking lot excavation will begin at the end of this week. Pre-construction meeting for roof repairs will happen on June 21. Roof repairs will commence next week. Eldorado K-8 continues to support BVSD’s recycling efforts to promote sustainability. Our district goal is to divert 75% of the construction materials from going to the landfill. Materials such as wood, glass, electronics, concrete, and metal continue to be recycled as part of the Bond project.,
Project Update | February 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=19 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=19{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Project Update | February 2017The project team is finalizing construction documents. Construction is scheduled to begin in March. Check back for construction updates and photos.
July 19 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=31 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=31{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}July 19Demolition continues on the interior of the building with the focus on the renovation of the library heart space. Painting of the elective wings (including the music and art rooms) and the hallways continue. Roof repairs continue this week. New fire alarm system has been installed throughout the building. Carpet laying in the hallways is being finished up this week. New lighting, solar tubes, and new windows for the interior (adjacent to the hallway) middle level classrooms are being installed to provide more natural lighting. The laying of asphalt for both the West and East parking lot commenced. Striping of the parking lot is expected to occur at the end of this week. The work on the new wing has begun with the initial hole dig on the west side of the building where the original basketball court was located.,
June 28, 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=29 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=29{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}June 28, 2017Demolition continues on the interior of the building in preparation for the construction of the new Early Childhood Education Center (i.e.: preschool classrooms) and the additional kindergarten classroom on the north side of the building. Drywall patch, repair, and painting of interior walls has begun in the elementary wing and will continue throughout this week. Painting in the large gym has commenced. Demolition continues in the existing computer labs (upstairs and downstairs) and the library area in preparation for bond innovation work in these respective locations. Excavation started in the West parking lot in preparation for the laying of asphalt as well as in the north basketball courts in preparation for the building of the new wing. Estimated asphalt laying for the east parking lot on or about July 6. Roof repairs will begin after July 4. Field Superintendent in contact with the Town of Superior to coordinate the “park to school access” through the playground.,
Aug. 2, 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=32 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=32{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Aug. 2, 2017Both west and east parking lots are complete. Concrete crew continues to groom and replace the main entrance and sidewalk area with cement. Stay tuned for our new “Hug-n-Go” lane! We are currently working on signage for the parking lot. Work continues to focus on construction in the library area, the downstairs innovation space (previously the downstairs computer lab), and the upstairs innovation space (previously the upstairs computer lab--otherwise known as the “middle level hub”). Solar tubes are being installed this week in some of the middle level classrooms that are located adjacent to the hallway (rooms without windows). Ceiling tiles that are damaged or stained will be replaced starting this week. Carpet in the elementary wing has been installed. Laying of the carpet in the middle level wing should be completed by the end of this week. Paint touch ups continue. New LED lights installed in the gyms. As part of our roof repairs, new drain guards will be installed next week. Replacement of all fire alarm systems in the building completed. As a result, our building passed the State Fire Alarm inspection this week.,
June 5 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=26 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=26{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}June 5Beginning June 9, the west side of the Eldorado property will be enclosed with a chain link construction fence that wraps around the perimeter of the property from the chain from the tennis courts over the driveway and extending along the playground fence. This will provide job site safety. Demolition has begun on the interior of the building with the removal of carpet and other appropriate items. Drywall patch and repair and painting of all trim and interior walls to begin and continue throughout the week. The East parking lot is in the process of being excavated in preparation for the new design and laying of asphalt. Work on the West parking lot will commence at the end of next week.,
July 6, 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=30 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=30{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}July 6, 2017Demolition continues on the interior of the building in preparation for our new library heart center and two new innovation spaces where our previous computer labs existed. Drywall patch, repair, and painting of interior walls has begun in the office spaces. Painting of the elementary wing, both gyms, and the building hallways are complete. Roof repairs will begin this week. Work on the East parking lot continues as the concrete curbs and gutters are set prior to the laying of asphalt, which is anticipated to occur at the end of this week. West parking lot demolition and excavation continues. The Kindergarten parking lot (north lot) has been demolished in preparation for the new bicycle lot which will allow for more student and family bikes to be parked on campus. Work on the new bike lot will commence during the week of July 17. This includes the concrete stairwell from Indiana onto the property on the north side of the school (near the intersection of Indiana and Mount Sopris) for pedestrians and cyclists to access. Flooring and laying of carpet throughout the building will begin next week. Some lockers in the middle level wing will be relocated in preparation for the installation of new windows in the interior middle level rooms. Solar tubes for these interior rooms have been ordered. The new building addition will begin on or about July 10. Drilling will commence at that time.,

Project Details

Project Team
Project Manager



Mark Schlindwein Contacts/DispForm.aspx?ID=10{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Mark,




MOA Architecture Contacts/DispForm.aspx?ID=43{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}MOA Architecture303-308-1190,




Sampson Contacts/DispForm.aspx?ID=34{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Sampson,

Related Resources



Educational Facilities Master Plan Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=5 Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=5{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Educational Facilities Master Plan,

Project Budget{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}$10,542,307

Innovation Budget{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}$600,000 included in budget

Bond Expenditures



Eldorado K-8 School{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Eldorado K-8 School, Bond Program Expenditures

Project Expenditures{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}, Project Expenditures

Sustainability Features{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}<div>Under development</div>

Energy Efficiency/Green Features{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}<div>Under development</div>

Educational Innovation Features{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}<div class="ExternalClass7DAC2271C1244C4E9D58356D85ED930E"><div><div>Eldorado K-8 will invest its Innovation Funds to the middle-level computer lab into a flexible learning space. In addition, the original elementary computer lab space will also be redesigned to create a “core learning space” for all students across our K-8 that will invite large group presentations, small group work teams and a warm “heart center” in the midst of the library space. </div><div><a href=""><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">Learn more</strong></a><br></div></div></div>

Design Advisory Team

​The Design Advisory Team (DAT) team includes teachers, staff, parents and community members who will work with the architects to develop the design for the project.​ The design advisory team will be created when the project begins. 


Cathy Queen -- Registrar
Gregg Cruger – 7th Grade Science Teacher
Jennifer Korb – Assistant Principal
Karen Fox – 4th Grade Teacher
Kelly Saalwachter – 6th Grade Science Teacher
​Megan McDonald – Counselor
Nick Vanderpol – Assistant Principal
Robyn Hamasaki - Principal


Lisa Byther – Parent
Lori Ogbuji – Parent
Matt Finnigan – Parent
Ross Maxwell – Parent

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Design Advisory Team Guidelines Related Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=5 Related Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=5{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Design Advisory Team Guidelines,

DAT Meeting Schedule

DAT meetings are open for the public to observe, and there is an opportunity for public comment at each meeting. ​​



April 14, 2016 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=1 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=1{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}April 14, 2016,
April 28, 2016 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=2 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=2{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}April 28, 2016,
May 11, 2016 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=3 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=3{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}May 11, 2016,
May 31, 2016 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=6 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=6{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}May 31, 2016,
August 3, 2016 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=7 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=7{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}August 3, 2016,
December 13, 2016 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=8 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=8{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}December 13, 2016,




Schematic Design Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=1 Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=1{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Schematic DesignJune 2016Completesuccess
Design Development Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=2 Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=2{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Design DevelopmentSeptember 2016Completesuccess
Construction Documents Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=3 Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=3{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Construction DocumentsDecember 2016Completesuccess
Construction Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=4 Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=4{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}ConstructionJanuary-August 2017In Progressinfo


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    Scope of Work

    Facility Condition

    • Roof repairs
    • Repair/replace/upgrade interior doors
    • Site improvements such as paving, fencing, concrete work and irrigation
    • Improvements to interior finishes such as carpet, ceiling, and paint
    • Replace clock system
    • Improve drop-off lanes
    • Audio enhancement in every classroom

    Program Compatibility Assessment

    • Provide adequate space for full-day kindergarten
    • Provide adequate space for preschool
    • Replace portables with permanent classrooms
    • Provide adequate kitchen/cafeteria support space

    Health and Physical Development

    • Repair outdoor play surface material
    • Provide running path
    • Resurface tennis courts

    Safety and Security

    • Redesign main entry to provide more control over visitor access
    • Install electronic security controls
    • Install camera/intercom security system


    • Upgrade HVAC controls
    • Upgrade lighting
    • Conduct retro-commissioning and repairs


    Eldorado K-8 School is eligible to receive up to $600,000 in additional funds to implement facility improvements that support innovative teaching methods.