Summer Construction Resources

  • A student and teacher at the McGlone topping off ceremony

    Tips to Make Sure Summer Construction is a Breeze
    The DPS Construction Services team is excited to bring improvements to your school over the summer break! Here are a few tips to ensure your project runs smoothly.

    Communicate with your project manager
    Talk with your project manager before the end of the school year to designate a point of contact in your building who will receive project updates and make decisions during the summer, especially if you will be traveling or unavailable for an extended period of time. This is often your facility manager.

    Prepare your school for construction
    Ask your project manager if any areas of your school need additional preparation before work begins. Construction can be messy and we want to make sure your supplies and furniture are kept clean and damage-free during the process.

    Share your school schedule
    Our goal is to have your space ready in time to welcome staff and students back to into the building. Be sure to share your back-to-school schedule with your project manager, including the dates when teachers and administrative staff need access to the building to prepare for the start of the year.

    Update staff and families
    Your project manager will send you monthly Construction Advisory Notices (CANs) that summarize progress and indicate any changes to the building that your school community needs to know. Post updates on your projects on your school website and social media channels to share the exciting progress -- and any important details that will affect your community.  

    Helpful contacts
    Project manager contact list  
    Your project manager is your first point of contact if your school is undergoing construction or improvements this summer. View a full list of project manager contact information with their assigned schools. 

    Communications support
    If you need additional assistance communicating construction updates and building changes with your school community, contact Maureen Wolsborn with DPS Communications.