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Double Peak Challenge this Saturday

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On Saturday, Oct. 1, the City of San Marcos will welcome its first signature 10K event—the Double Peak Challenge. Featuring a 10K timed race, a 2K untimed event and a free kids trail trot starting from San Elijo Hills Park, 1105 Elfin Forest Road, all participants must register online at www.doublepeakchallenge.com or in-person on race day at 6:30 am.

“Double Peak Challenge is a trail run like no other,” said Friends of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Board Member Nick Buck. “The race is a celebration of outdoor recreation where trail runners will experience unparalleled beauty atop of North County’s highest point.”

With festivities kicking off at 7 am, runners can participate in a pre-race cardio stretch and warm-up.

Off-road racers participating in the 10K Double Peak Challenge will set out at 7:30 am to begin a nearly 2,000-foot elevation gain up to Double Peak’s summit while winding along rugged hillside trails with sweeping views of North County, San Diego.

While the 10K race will be a tough timed event that will challenge even the most experienced runners, Double Peak Challenge will also offer a shorter 2K untimed course at 8 am and a free kids trail trot at 9:30 am. All registered 10K and 2K participants will receive a custom commemorative Double Peak Challenge completion medal and awards will be given to the top 10K race finishers in each age category.

An event expo and beer garden will be located in the lower softball fields at San Elijo Hills Park. 10K race participants over 21 years of age with proof of ID will receive a complimentary beer in the beer garden. Additional beverages can be purchased for $5 each.

All race proceeds will benefit the Friends of San Marcos Parks & Recreation and The San Marcos Promise.

“Participation in the Double Peak Challenge supports two great causes integral to the city of San Marcos,” said The San Marcos Promise Executive Director Herbie Smith.  “Your commitment to #ReachthePeak promotes health and economic prosperity for our entire region through investment in local parks and higher education.”

The Friends of San Marcos Park & Recreation invests in events, programs, parks and facilities to enhance the quality of life in the City of San Marcos.

The San Marcos Promise provides students in the San Marcos Unified School District with a path to prosperity by providing scholarships and career guidance to inspire academic achievement and post-secondary educational opportunities.

Other event sponsors include the City of San Marcos, San Marcos Unified School District, San Elijo Hills, Lusardi Construction Company, Rancho Tesoro, Stone Brewing Company, and Lounsbery, Ferguson, Altona and Peak, LLP.

To register for a race or to volunteer during the event, visit www.doublepeakchallenge.com. Corporate sponsorship packages are also available.

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Double Peak School in San Marcos focuses on innovation, and includes a “maker space.” | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com

Students from kindergarten through middle school will try their hands at engineering, design and coding at Double Peak School in San Marcos, which opened its doors Monday. The school, open to students in kindergarten through eighth grade, sits off San Elijo Road, with expansive views of the hills on either side. With a focus on innovation, it features a “maker space,” where students can practice conceiving and constructing inventions, and an innovation lab, where they will learn apps, programs and other technological tools.

Read More Via Source: Double Peak School in San Marcos focuses on innovation, and includes a “maker space.” | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com

San Marcos Goes Back to School-Update from The City of San Marcos

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Back to School Update from The City of San Marcos.

As the summer winds down, San Marcos students are headed back to school. With elementary, middle and high schools along with Cal State San Marcos and Palomar College back in session this month, I-15 and SR-78 travelers can expect increased traffic delays during their daily commute.

While the increase in traffic congestion is familiar to city residents, students and commuters alike, the City of San Marcos is pleased to report that relief is on the way. In the city’s ongoing efforts to get motorists moving and improve traffic flow, several roadway improvement projects are nearing completion.

More than $3 million of construction projects are being completed this fall to improve the Rancho Santa Fe Road and other streets throughout San Marcos. During construction, businesses in the area will remain open and those directly affected by the improvement projects will receive notice of scheduled work.

During the school year and periods of roadway construction, drive with caution and set those alarm clocks a little earlier to provide ample time to reach your destination safely and on time.

For more information about road work in San Marcos, visit www.san-marcos.net/roadwork.

Double Peak school near completion; construction will close lanes on San Elijo Road | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com

SAN MARCOS — Traffic slowdowns are coming to San Elijo Road in San Marcos as Double Peak School enters the final phases of construction this summer.The K-8 campus will open Aug. 29, and will serve students from the San Elijo Hills area. Traffic improvements needed to add turning lanes into the school will close down one lane in each direction for a portion of San Elijo Road for several months, officials said.“We’re removing the median in order to create two left-hand lanes into the school and add signals and lights,” said Tova Corman, executive director of facilities planning and development for San Marcos Unified School District.The closures started Monday, and on Wednesday night the road will be reduced to a single lane between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.

 

 

Meanwhile, construction of the school will proceed in phases, with the first building slated for completion June 1 and subsequent structures opening every few weeks over the summer.“The site is doing really well,” Corman said. “The first building will be classrooms and administration.”As crews move in furniture, construction will continue on four other structures: a second classroom building, kitchen, gym and performing arts center.

 

 

When completed, the school will have 51 classrooms and accommodate up to 1,200 students, Corman said. It will open in August with 950 students in grades K-7.With a focus on music, arts and innovation, Double Peak will offer an instrumental music program for students in kindergarten through eighth grade, said Principal Steve Baum. It will also have a “maker space” for design and construction, and instruction in engineering, coding and technology. Administrators, teachers and nutrition staff had a hand in helping plan the school, Corman said, ensuring that the buildings’ form fits their function.“It’s gorgeous,” Corman said. “The classrooms are all two-story buildings to save space. One thing that’s cool is we have retention basins required by law, (constructed by) reusing the double peak rocks from the site. The classrooms are going to be amazing, using newest technology for computer labs.”

Source: Double Peak school near completion; construction will close lanes on San Elijo Road | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com

Road work continues along San Elijo Road to pave way for Double Peak School Traffic reduced to single lanes until late August

Beginning Monday, May 16, traffic will be reduced to one lane on both north- and southbound sides along San Elijo Road and S. Twin Oaks Valley Road to accommodate roadway improvements critical to student, pedestrian, bicycle and traffic safety while paving the way for future access to the new Double Peak School.

Motorists traveling through the area will see signs in advance of the roadwork and should be prepared to be directed through standard traffic control measures.

During the construction period, pedestrians will be routed to the trail on the west side of S. Twin Oaks Valley Road and bicyclists will be accommodated in a striped bike lane.  Additionally, access to Ridgeline Trailhead and the equestrian park east of Duncan Court will be restricted to right-turn only.

Roadway safety improvements associated with the construction of Double Peak School include extended turning lanes into the school site from both directions that will result in widening of the road, relocation of the center median, relocation of major utility infrastructure and the installation of traffic safety improvements such as traffic signals and crosswalks at the intersection into the school.

Although two-way traffic will be maintained within the work area, traffic delays are anticipated and motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes if possible. A detailed construction and traffic impact map will be available on the City’s website, www.san-marcos.net/roadwork.

All lane closures are expected to be lifted before the end of August 2016. Delays in the schedule may occur due to inclement weather conditions.

While these scheduled traffic impacts may cause short-term inconvenience, the work paves the way for long-term improvements to traffic flow and will provide access enhancements to the new Double Peak School that are critical to student and motorist safety.

Double Peak School, San Marcos Unified’s first K-8, will serve the communities in and around San Elijo Hills and offer a focus on music, arts and innovation. The highly anticipated grand opening will coincide with the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.

For more information regarding the associated lane closures, please contact San Marcos Unified School District’s project contractor Mike Gussa with Lusardi Construction at (760) 497-3097 or mgussa@lusardi.com.

For more information about Double Peak School, please contact Administrative Secretary Jenny Axford at (760) 752-1227 or jenny.axford@smusd.org.

San Marcos, CA: Southbound lane closures scheduled for S. Twin Oaks Valley Road beginning April 29

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Beginning Friday, April 29, southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane along S. Twin Oaks Valley Road from Village Drive to Duncan Court at the equestrian park entrance until 3 pm.

While lanes will reopen over the weekend, the two-lane closure will resume Monday, May 2 through Wednesday, May 4 from 9 am to 3 pm.

Although two-way traffic will be maintained within the work area, minor delays are anticipated and motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes if possible or leave early to reach destinations on time.

While these scheduled traffic impacts may cause short-term inconvenience, the work paves the way for long-term safety improvements critical to student, pedestrian, bicycle and traffic safety while paving the way for future access to the new Double Peak School.

For more information, please contact the city’s Public Works Department at (760) 744-1050.

Lane closures scheduled along San Elijo Road to accommodate street widening work for Double Peak School

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Infrastructure work begins to pave way for new Double Peak School
Lane closures scheduled along San Elijo Road to accommodate street widening work 

Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 28, motorists can expect northbound lane closures along San Elijo Road and S. Twin Oaks Valley Road to accommodate roadway improvements critical to student, pedestrian, bicycle and traffic safety while paving the way for future access to the new Double Peak School. Starting early Spring 2016, southbound lane closures along the road will also be in place.

During the construction period, pedestrians will be routed to the trail on the west side of S. Twin Oaks Valley Road and bicyclists will be accommodated in a striped bike lane.

Roadway improvements associated with the construction of Double Peak School include extended turning lanes into the school site from both directions that will result in widening of the road, relocation of the center median, relocation of major utility infrastructure and the installation of traffic safety improvements at the intersection into the school.

Although two-way traffic will be maintained within the work area, traffic delays are anticipated and motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes if possible. Click here to view a detailed road work map. (Due to large file size, image download times may be slow). 

All lane closures are expected to be lifted by May 2016.

While these scheduled traffic impacts may cause short-term inconvenience, the work paves the way for long-term improvements to traffic flow and will provide access enhancements to the new Double Peak School that are critical to student and motorist safety.

Double Peak School, San Marcos Unified’s first K-8, will serve the communities in and around San Elijo Hills and offer a focus on music, arts and innovation. The highly anticipated grand opening will coincide with the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.

For more information about Double Peak School, please contact Facilities Coordinator Chad Conrad at (760) 290-2646 or chad.conrad@smusd.org.

For more information regarding the associated lane closures, please contact the City’s contractor Mike Gussa with Lusardi Construction at (760) 497-3097 or mgussa@lusardi.com.

Community Electronic Recycling and Paper Shredding Event at San Elijo Hills Albertsons

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Green Hat Electronics will be holding a community electronics recycling and paper shredding event located in the San Elijo Hills Albertsons parking lot on September 12th & 13th from 10 am – 4 pm. Electronics recycling is free with the exception of large appliances.

Paper shredding is $5.00 per file box and 100% of the paper is shred ON SITE at the end of the event starting at 4:00 pm both days. Paper and Electronics will be collected through out the event hours. Paper will be stored in 64 gallon bins until the shred truck arrives at 4:00 pm to shred all the paper on-site.

Call Jennifer Zouvas at (760) 803-0097 for more information. Visit our website at www.GreenHatElectronics.com. This event supports the San Elijo Hills Elementary and Middle Schools!

Items we cannot accept: alkaline batteries, light bulbs and smoke detectors

San Marcos Unified has delayed the opening of Double Peak School due to a legal dispute. | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com

 

The opening of Double Peak School, the first K-8 grade school in the San Marcos Unified School District, has been delayed because of a legal dispute over the purchase of a small piece of land necessary to complete road improvements.

READ MORE VIA Source: San Marcos Unified has delayed the opening of Double Peak School due to a legal dispute. | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com

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