Hampstead Central School Renovation and addition project information

REAL-TIME INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT FOR THE COMMUNITY

Our Community. Our Schools. Our Future.

This page will cover the following information regarding:

  • Warrant Article #2: School Addition to satisfy the needs of a growing student population's safety, health, and a proper education.

  • Warrant Article #4: Renovation of the 1960's wing to provide proper ventilation & insulation for students.

Please join us to discuss the projects that are up for the vote this year!

Information Sessions via Zoom where we will be providing the community the facts of the warrant articles. We will welcome conversation to better collaborate with the town of Hampstead to provide transparency of the needs of students and why this is a great value to the community.

January 27th - Information Session #1 - Zoom Link

February 4th - Information Session #2 - Special Guest: HSD Administration - Zoom Link

February 10th - Information Session #3 - Special Guest: HSD Administration - Zoom Link

February 18th - Information Session #4 - Special Guest: Trident, BPS, & Dennis Mires The Architects - Zoom Link

February 23rd - Information Session #5 - Zoom Link

March 2nd - Information Session #6 - Special Guest: Trident, BPS, & Dennis Mires The Architects - Zoom Link

March 8th - Information Session #7 - Zoom Link

HCS Addition and Renovation Info Session #1

Zoom Link

Details: Providing the community information regarding Warrant Article #2 (Addition) and Warrant Article #4 (60s wing Renovation) Info Session.

Time: Jan 27, 2021 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


HCS Addition and Renovation Info Session #2

Zoom Link

Details: Providing the community information regarding Warrant Article #2 (Addition) and Warrant Article #4 (60s wing Renovation) Info Session.

This session will have members of Hampstead School District Administration Team available to answer questions.

Time: Feb 4, 2021 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


HCS Addition and Renovation Info Session #3

Zoom Link

Details: Providing the community information regarding Warrant Article #2 (Addition) and Warrant Article #4 (60s wing Renovation) Info Session.

This session we will be doing a live tour of Hampstead Central School with the Administration team.

Time: Feb 10, 2021 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


HCS Addition and Renovation Info Session #4

Zoom Link

Details: Providing the community information regarding Warrant Article #2 (Addition) and Warrant Article #4 (60s wing Renovation) Info Session.

This session will have members of Trident, BPS, & Dennis Mires The Architects that will provide information for local contractors that want to be able to bid working on the projects if they pass. They will also be available to ask questions about the project as well.

Time: Feb 18, 2021 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Are you a subcontractor interested in bidding on specific portions of work related to Warrant Article #2 or #4? Please fill out this form and submit per instructions on the form. HCS Interested Subcontractors.pdf


HCS Addition and Renovation Info Session #5

Zoom Link

Details: Providing the community information regarding Warrant Article #2 (Addition) and Warrant Article #4 (60s wing Renovation) Info Session.

Time: Feb 23, 2021 07:00 PM - 09:00PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


HCS Addition and Renovation Info Session #6

Zoom Link

Details: Providing the community information regarding Warrant Article #2 (Addition) and Warrant Article #4 (60s wing Renovation) Info Session.

This session will have members of Trident, BPS, & Dennis Mires The Architects that will provide information for local contractors that want to be able to bid working on the projects if they pass. They will also be available to ask questions about the project as well.

Time: Mar 2, 2021 07:00 PM - 09:00PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Are you a subcontractor interested in bidding on specific portions of work related to Warrant Article #2 or #4? Please fill out this form and submit per instructions on the form. HCS Interested Subcontractors.pdf


HCS Addition and Renovation Info Session #7

Zoom Link

Details: Providing the community information regarding Warrant Article #2 (Addition) and Warrant Article #4 (60s wing Renovation) Info Session

Time: Mar 8, 2021 07:00 PM - 09:00PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

PResentations & Documentation

The 2020 NESDEC forecast show that we are growing. Next year’s forecast is already understated and is now expected to be over 500 based on current parent inquiries. Click here for the complete NESDEC forecast that was published in October 2020.



Testimonials

Key needs of the school and proposed solutions





Warrant Article #2

Key Need: More classrooms for a student population that is expected to grow 20-30% in the coming years. Remove the need to take over other learning areas such as the library to support additional grade level classrooms.

Solution: Six new classrooms to be added. One for each grade level, centrally located for a more cohesive learning environment.


Key Need: Dedicated gymnasium that allows for the full use of the space to support health education. Currently, the gymnasium is split in half for most of the day to be used as an undersized cafeteria & undersized gymnasium for the kids to have a proper fitness education.

Solution: Adding a cafeteria to the plan allows for a dedicated gymnasium. This plan also opens up the opportunity for the cafeteria and gymnasium to be used for additional community events as they can be securely separated from the rest of the school building.


Key Need: More efficient entryway and hallways to allow students to travel the school between classes without being chaperoned.

Solution: A more efficient entryway will direct the flow of visitors, move the nurse’s room from the back of the building to the front, and open the hallways to allow students to walk to their classes without needing to be chaperoned.


Key Need: A music room that is separated from the noise of a cafeteria and gym classes throughout the day.

Solution: Creation of a dedicated music room that is centrally located to the gymnasium and lunchroom that allows for seamless transition between classes and is in close proximity for various concerts and plays throughout the year. This music room will also be insulated to keep the noise levels from the music room at a very low level.


Key Need: The set of bathroom on the 2nd floor that serves 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders is woefully undersized as it serves 2/3s of the population.

Solution: Additional set bathrooms on the 2nd floor will allow for adequate facilities for the larger population that is utilizing the 2nd floor all day.

Warrant Article #4

Key Need: 60s wing has insufficient HVAC, insulation, windows, roofing, and other outdated issues

Solution: A new skin for the exterior walls to drastically improve heating/cooling, new HVAC, roof replacement, new windows, and overall air flow improvements will enable this section of the school to be a learning center that will benefit any student/teacher year round.

Schematics and proposed floor plan

First Floor

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Second Floor

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For Warrant Article #2, the addition will provide:

  • 6 appropriately sized classrooms,

  • Dedicated gymnasium,

  • Dedicated & properly sized cafeteria,

  • Dedicated & properly sized music room,

  • Closed, loop school system to allow ease of travel,

  • Closed courtyard that allows for additional learning space,

  • New Library that has moved to allow for centralized grade level classrooms,

  • Additional bathrooms to properly support student population,

  • Site Improvements,

  • Flexibility for student population growth and learning

  • …and more!

See additional schematics and plan details here.

Pictures of Hampstead central school

For an overview with more details of the issues with our school, navigate here.

ARTICLE #2 - Addition

Entryway

Visitors walk through 4 sets of doors and a stairway in order to step foot into the administration area. This stairwell is not passable by the children unless chaperoned making it very inefficient to travel to the cafetorium or between the 1st and 2nd floors.

Music Room Stage

The "wall" that divides the music room, that is on the stage, from the lunchroom/gymnasium.

Music Room

Small music room located on the stage totaling roughly 667sqft.

Gymnasium

Lunch Room tables take up space of the gymnasium and are hazards to kids during gym class.

Gymnasium & Cafeteria

Divider that cuts the gymnasium in half for the lunchroom.

Stairwell

Undersized stairwell which has been deemed as a one way from the 2nd floor to the 1st floor.

Library

View of the Library from the entrance that has been reduced by more than half.

Library

Pictures of the reduced space our kids now use for the library.

Library

The other half of the library being utilized for advanced learning and dedicated learning space.

Nurses Station

Nurses office on opposite side of the school from the entrance.

2nd Floor Bathrooms

Entrance to the only set of bathrooms on the 2nd floor that supports more than half the student population.

Children Drop-off Area

Distance between the entrance of the building to the Nurses Office.

ARTICLE #4 - 60's wing

East 60s Wing

West 60s Wing

The 60s wing classrooms suffer from inefficient windows. ​To compensate for​ the​ poor insulation quality​ provided by the windows​, we have to run expensive A/C units on hot days and expensive, loud heating units during the winter which ultimately creates a poor & unhealthy learning environment throughout the year.