Hello Rowland Families,
I am excited and proud to announce that with the second semester we saw the opening of additional facility on the Rowland High School campus. This included a new two-story building with the main office on the bottom floor and a library on the top. The first floor of the building is the main office and houses the administrative services staff to support the fiscal, guidance, attendance, health and school safety components of the campus to support the operations of the school. The second floor library contains our general book circulation, textbook room, computer lab, comfortable furniture to support literacy, meeting spaces and three adjoining rooms to use for presentations and projects.
There is still a large amount of work to do during the remainder of the school year and summer, but we are slated to have more facilities released to us at the start of the 2019-2020 school year. This will include the Hideout (multipurpose room), nutrition services, a Performing Arts Center with over 600 seats, Band and Choir rooms and the remaining courtyard area in the center of the campus. With progress comes sacrifice, so our summer school will be housed at Alvarado Intermediate School from June 10th to July 12th.
With these changes to the campus it is important to keep you up to date on what is happening so that you may make adjustments as needed. Things that you need to be aware of include:
- The construction areas on the campus are going to be fenced off for the duration of the work. This will minimize student contact with the areas under construction.
- The parking lot has reduced in size and traffic during drop-off and pick-up will be challenging. Please utilize the pedestrian entry gates as much as possible with gates located at the front and M building steps (as traditionally done), and we will also open the gates on Valencia Street near the baseball and softball fields.
This work is necessary for Rowland High School to become the state-of-the-art facility that the community envisioned and supported. Know that throughout the construction on the campus the first priority will be for the safety of our students with the protection of the learning environment from distraction as the second.
Rowland High School Principal