HMS Progress Update (Posted 1/30/14)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Dear District 181 Community,

This is our latest update regarding the progress at Hinsdale Middle School. Today, the SERVPRO crew continued the duct cleaning (which will be done mid-day tomorrow), completed another cleaning of the MRC carpets, and continued work on the floors in the science labs, second floor hallways, and stairwells adjacent to the Student Services office. The temporary heating units will leave the school tomorrow. Final cleaning will take place tomorrow and conclude on Saturday.

Integrity Environmental Services will begin sampling on Friday evening; they expect to have results in hand either Sunday or Monday. (We will post their report on the HMS Facility Updates webpage with the previous reports we have received.) The Integrity experts have expressed their confidence that, based on previous testing they have completed, the school will be cleared for student and staff use.

As an extra measure to ensure the school is ready, we have asked architects from Healy, Bender & Associates and representatives of the DuPage Regional Office of Education to complete a walk-through of the school on Monday.

With this timeline in mind, the final day of the split schedule with Clarendon Hills Middle School is very likely to be Monday, February 3. HMS staff would have the opportunity to be in the school Monday morning, we would hold the Open House Monday evening (6:30 – 8:00 p.m.), and classes would resume at HMS on Tuesday, February 4. It is still possible this timeline could be shifted, but we feel confident that HMS will be open to students next week.

We will continue to provide daily updates until that time, and we look forward to welcoming the community to HMS!


Dr. Renée Schuster

Last Updated: February 23, 2014