Morrish Elementary

There will be $1.0m spent on parking lot improvements. The district has an easement from the church located on Linden Rd to allow for busses and staff parking. As shown in the pictures below, there will be a separate bus lot and staff parking lot. (Area B)

Swartz Creek Middle School

The SCMS south parking lot will be completed this summer. The oversight committee took a tour of the new science/art wing of the middle school. It is going to be a great asset to the district while offering space for science, technology, engineering, art, and other subjects. The district is looking forward to an open house in the near future after completion. 

The new SCMS entrance will also be completed prior to the beginning of the school year. It offers a safe and secure area for visitors to enter the school. Two authorizations must be given prior to any guest entering the hallway. It also consolidates office space in one central location for administration, counselors, school nurse, school officer, etc.


Swartz Creek High School

There will be $1.6m spent on parking lot improvements. The SCHS parking lot will be expanded and a new entrance/exit will be west on Cappy Lane. The existing parking lot will be resurfaced and the estimated completion date for the new parking lot will be late summer. Accepted bid includes side work, concrete, electrical, and paving and surfacing.

The new SCHS entrance will also be completed prior to the beginning of the school year. It offers a safe and secure area for visitors to enter the school. Two authorizations must be given prior to any guest entering the hallway. It also consolidates office space in one central location for administration, counselors, school nurse, school officer, etc.

The oversight committee took a tour of the new science/art wing of the high school. It is going to be a great asset to the district while offering space for science, technology, engineering, art, and other subjects. The district is looking forward to an open house in the near future after completion. 

Other improvements that will occur during the summer include air conditioning, resurfacing of the gym floor, new gym bleachers, new locker rooms, and private locker room showers.

 



The Swartz Creek Community Schools bond construction has been moving forward and we have some exciting updates to share!

SCCS Elementary Update:

The following elementary school projects are still in progress:

  • Dieck & Morrish Elementary site work needs to be completed. (Parking lot and asphalt replacement) Work scheduled to be completed by Summer of 2022.
  •  Syring Elementary-Landscaping work still needed to be completed.
  • Climate Control at Gaines 

SCMS Update:

The following projects have been completed at SCMS:

  • Air Conditioning and new LED lighting has been installed and is ready for the 2021-2022 school year.
  •  New parking lot and student drop off on the north side of the building. The bus drop off and parent drop off locations are now separated. New sidewalks and medians were installed and ready for the new school year. View the youtube video for more information about traffic flow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9toDna5Dl0

The following SCMS projects are still in progress:

  • New construction has started on both the STEAM Innovation Wing and Office space. The new office space will be located at the south side of the building and will extend out from the previous school entrance. The STEAM Innovation wing is located on the east side of the middle school near the baseball field. The STEAM innovation wing includes 2 STEAM rooms along with one maker space room. The building will be two stories tall and expand learning opportunities including robotics, chemistry, engineering etc.
  • Exterior buildings are scheduled to be completed by the end of summer. Interior work on buildings will start in Fall of 2021. Both structures will be an awesome addition to our middle school. We are excited about the added security the new office space will add to the school.

The following projects will begin during spring/summer of 2022:

  • Renovate Student Bathrooms 
  • Renovate Staff Bathrooms 
  • Replace Main Entry Doors 
  • New Emergency Egress Windows  
  • Replace Exit Doors 
  •  Add New Student Lockers
  •  Replace Folding Partition Walls W/Fixed Walls  
  • Renovate Existing Office For Student Commons 
  • Replace Corridor Ceilings 
  • Renovate Existing Locker Rooms 
  • Renovate And Update Band And Choir Rooms 
  •  Replace/Add Classroom Cabinetry
  •  Replace Roof
  •  Renovate Existing Security Site Lighting  
  •  Upgrade Emergency/Exit Lighting 
  •  Replace Fire Alarm System
  •  Replace Corridor Lighting Fixtures 
  •  Replace Master Clock System

Swartz Creek High School 

The following projects have been completed this summer at SCHS:

  •  Air conditioning along with LED lighting.

The following SCHS projects are still in progress:

  • New construction has started on both the STEAM Innovation Wing and Office space. The new office space will be located at the east side of the building and will extend out from the previous school entrance. The STEAM Innovation wing is located behind the PAC on the north side of the building.  The STEAM innovation wing includes 2 science rooms along with one maker space room. The new high school wing will expand learning opportunities that include science, technology, engineering, art, robotics, skilled trades, etc.
  • Exterior buildings are scheduled to be completed by the end of summer. Interior work on buildings will start in Fall of 2021.  

The following SCHS projects will begin during spring/summer of 2022:

  •     Renovate Student Bathrooms  
  •     Renovate Staff Bathrooms 
  •     Replace Main Entry Doors 
  •     New Emergency Egress Windows   
  •     Replace Exit Doors
  •     Add New Student Lockers  
  •     Replace Corridor Ceilings 
  •     Renovate Existing Locker Rooms  
  •     Replace/Add Classroom Cabinetry   
  •     Renovate Existing Gymnasium 
  •     Replace Bleachers And Remove Stage In Gym 
  •     Replace Roof   
  •     Renovate Existing Security Site Lighting
  •     Upgrade Emergency/Exit Lighting
  •     Replace Fire Alarm System
  •     Replace Corridor Lighting Fixtures

SCHS Site Work 

  •    Reconstruct Safe Parking And Traffic Systems 
  •    New Fencing/Gates Around Fields And Lots 
  •    New Concrete Walkways

 

SCCS Administration Building (Complete)

 The new administration building is now complete. New office space, updated interior and a large meeting space can accommodate board of education meetings and allow for increased public attendance. The new office space will consolidate the SCCS administration into one building and that will foster greater collaboration and communication.

Exciting update on the Swartz Creek Schools athletic field. 

  • Demolition will begin in March at the Swartz Creek Community Schools athletic field.
  • A mostly-new stadium is still on the docket to open for the fall 2020 athletic season.
  • The home stands, which will become the visitor stands, will be partially demolished.
  • The middle section, which is built over a concrete block structure, will remain but the sections on either end will be removed to make room for some field event stations like long jump, pole vault, shot put and discus. 
  • Work crews are expected to begin digging up the field in mid-April.
  • New bleachers for the home stands are being fabricated at this time.
  • The Athletic Department staff has planned accordingly and arranged for spring sports practices and meets to take place off-site.
  • When the new stadium debuts next school year, there will be a new, synthetic turf field and full, eight-lane track.

Security upgrades are moving along at the elementary schools.

Morrish is very close to having the additions wrapped up. They'll be moving into their new offices before the (school) year is over. The stonework is up, and new windows are being put in this week or next. We’ve been very fortunate to have a warmer winter, so contractors can feasibly work outdoors.

Most or all of the work at Morrish, Elms Road and Dieck Elementary schools will be completed by fall. Syring Elementary will be close to completion by the time the 2020-21 school year begins. Work also is underway at Gaines Elementary.

Site work packages for the rest of the buildings will go out next month, and Mainka expects to break ground on renovations at the Middle School and High School in the fall.

The projects are going very well. The bids are coming in at or slightly above budget, and we’re actually under budget overall on all projects.

The  Swartz Creek Community School bond construction has been moving forward during the pandemic and the Oversight committee has some exciting updates to share. The bond spending is about 50% complete and the district has made significant progress on many projects. 

SCCS Elementary Update

The following projects have been completed at our elementary schools:

  • New STEAM Innovation Spaces
  • New Office Additions
  • Renovated Student Bathrooms
  • Replaced Main Entry Doors  
  • Replaced Exit Doors  
  • Replaced Corridor Ceilings 
  • Replaced Classroom Ceilings 
  • Replaced/Add Classroom Cabinetry 
  • Climate Controlled Buildings (Air Conditioning)  
  • Renovated Existing Security Site Lighting   
  • Upgraded Emergency/Exit Lighting  
  • Replaced Fire Alarm System 
  • Replaced Corridor Lighting Fixtures 
  • Replaced Classroom Lighting Fixtures 
  • Replaced Master Clock System

The following elementary school projects are still in progress:

  • Climate Control at Gaines 
  • 3M Safety Glass Film on backorder for areas of entry. 
  • Dieck & Morrish Elementary site work needs to be completed.(Parking lot and asphalt replacement) 
  • Maker Space equipment ordered. (3D Printers, Robotic equipment, Coding equipment) 

SCCS Athletic Complex

The SCCS Athletic complex is now complete with an all new field turf, scoreboard, home bleachers, home press box, new concession stand, home team bathrooms, fencing, new entrance, eight lane track, long jump, shot and discuss area. The complex can now be utilized by the soccer, lacrosse, and football teams. There is also a new team room where the players can use during pregame and halftime breaks. The new athletic complex looks amazing and is something the community should be proud of!

SCCS Administration Building

The new administration building is 80% complete and will be completed very soon. New office space, updated interior and a large meeting space will accommodate board of education meetings and allow for increased public attendance. The new office space will consolidate the SCCS administration into one building and that will foster greater collaboration and communication.  

Swartz Creek Middle School 

After the 2020-2021 school year concludes, the following projects will begin in the summer:

  • New construction will start on both the STEAM Innovation Wing and Office space. 
  • Exterior buildings are scheduled to be completed by end of summer. Interior  work on buildings will start in Fall of 2021.
  • Air Conditioning will be installed in the building during the summer of 2021.

The following projects will begin during spring/summer of 2022:

  • Renovate Student Bathrooms 
  • Renovate Staff Bathrooms 
  • Replace Main Entry Doors 
  • New Emergency Egress Windows  
  • Replace Exit Doors 
  • Add New Student Lockers
  • Replace Folding Partition Walls W/Fixed Walls  
  • Renovate Existing Office For Student Commons 
  • Replace Corridor Ceilings 
  • Renovate Existing Locker Rooms 
  • Renovate And Update Band And Choir Rooms 
  • Replace/Add Classroom Cabinetry
  • Replace Roof
  • Climate Control Building (Air Conditioning) 
  • Renovate Existing Security Site Lighting  
  • Upgrade Emergency/Exit Lighting 
  • Replace Fire Alarm System
  • Replace Corridor Lighting Fixtures 
  • Replace Master Clock System

Swartz Creek High School 

After the 2020-2021 school year concludes, the following projects will begin in the summer:

  • New construction will start on both the STEAM Innovation and Learning addition and new Office space. 
  • Exterior buildings scheduled to be completed by end of summer. Interior  work on buildings will start in Fall of 2021.
  • Air Conditioning will be installed in the building during the summer of 2021.

The following projects will begin during spring/summer of 2022:

  • Renovate Student Bathrooms  
  • Renovate Staff Bathrooms 
  • Replace Main Entry Doors 
  • New Emergency Egress Windows   
  • Replace Exit Doors
  • Add New Student Lockers  
  • Replace Corridor Ceilings 
  • Renovate Existing Locker Rooms  
  • Replace/Add Classroom Cabinetry   
  • Renovate Existing Gymnasium 
  • Replace Bleachers And Remove Stage In Gym 
  • Replace Roof   
  • Climate Control Building (Air Conditioning)  
  • Renovate Existing Security Site Lighting
  • Upgrade Emergency/Exit Lighting
  • Replace Fire Alarm System
  • Replace Corridor Lighting Fixtures

SCHS Site Work 

  • Reconstruct Safe Parking And Traffic Systems 
  • New Fencing/Gates Around Fields And Lots 
  • New Concrete Walkways







  • All contractors are ready to start and materials ordered ready to go.

  • Likely Elms and Morrish will be first to go due to permit status.

  •  HQ Construction Trailer being installed on-site near maintenance building this week.

  • We continue to purchase technology as needed to make sure our kids all have access to technology during the school day.

  • Questions have been asked about original binder (facility study). This is a published study to look at the condition of our facilities as of the summer of 2017. This study was extensive and gave us a deep account of what needed to be addressed and what was less of a priority. At the time, part of the study was to identify ballpark pricing from contractors on what the jobs may cost if the district decided to move forward. The purpose of the facility study was not primarily financial as prices change rapidly in the construction world, especially 2.5 years later. However, the facility study was very valuable to understanding the condition of our roofs, sites, and structures and how we can best upgrade/invest in enhancing our site for our community

  • We were supposed to have started construction already, but the county has held the project up due to soil and erosion. We expect this to be resolved very quickly, but this is what is the only thing holding us up at this point. Once this is done, the contractors are as eager as we are to get the work started. Here is an explanation from our architect as to why the delay occurred. “Unfortunately, Genesee County Waste and Water is holding these projects up at the current time due to soil and erosion. Typically there is an exemption for projects that “disturb” less than an acre of earth – we expected that deferred submittal would be acceptable. This is directly from the State’s website:

  • Part 91, Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control, of the Natural Resources and Environment Protection Act (NREPA) (PART 91) provided for the control of soil erosion and protects adjacent properties and the waters of the state from sedimentation. A permit is generally required for any earth change activity which disturbs one or more acres of land or which is within 500 feet of a lake or stream

    We planned to submit complete and compliant drawings for the sitework portion of the work. The county is requiring us to submit a complete package for the minute amount of earthwork now, and submit again for the actual sitework later. Most of the requirements in their “Site Plan Standards” do not apply to the project of this scale and limited scope, not to mention 99% of the sites are existing. This issue is top priority, we are completing the required drawings now and will submit immediately to resolve this issue”