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Construction Projects in Federal Way Public Schools

August 2019 Construction Updates

Mirror Lake, Wildwood, and Lake Grove Elementary Schools

Construction: Summer 2019–Summer 2020


Construction is underway at Mirror Lake, Lake Grove and Wildwood elementary schools! This is the start of a new chapter at Lake Grove, Mirror Lake and Wildwood Elementary Schools, with brand-new buildings that promise to be a great improvement, with more room, improved security, greater functionality, and increased flexibility moving forward. We are excited about the opportunities the new schools will bring, and we know that the construction period may bring some changes to the day to day activities in the neighborhoods.

We strive to be excellent neighbors, so please let us know if you have any questions or challenges throughout construction. You can reach us at 253-945-BOND (2663) from 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Thomas Jefferson High School

Construction: Winter 2020–Winter 2021/22

This summer, construction crews completed work to prepare for the start of construction this winter. Work completed this summer includes relocating portables, expanding the bus loop and parking lots to accommodate the new traffic configuration during construction, demolishing the weight room, and creating a space within the existing gym building to house the weight room during construction.

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Star Lake Elementary and Totem Middle School

Construction: Spring 2020–Fall 2022

We’re moving steadily through the design process and incorporating stakeholder feedback throughout. Due to this project’s complex nature, we are committed to an extended period of time to engage our community on the design of these two schools.

We are committed to taking the best approach to invest bond dollars, and we will continue to keep you informed as we move forward through the process.

Progress at the Temporary Campus

We have been making every effort to open the building on time for the first day of school. Our construction partners are on schedule to convert the former Devry building into a safe, appropriate temporary campus. However, there is work in progress on the driveway that must be completed before we can receive the paperwork required to open the building to the public.

We recently shared with Lake Grove and Wildwood parents that, due to the work that still needs to be done, we will need to delay the start of school by at least 4 days for Wildwood and Lake Grove elementary schools. Wildwood and Lake Grove students will tentatively begin school on Monday, September 9, 2019.

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