Local News Briefs: August 10, 2022

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WHS bell schedule change
The Bell Schedule posted on the Winters High School website noted the “New Bell Schedule” will be effective as of Aug. 10 and includes breakfast services and Early Release Fridays.

Breakfast services will be made available during the morning break.

WHS students begin school at 8:01 a.m. all five days of the week. Students still follow a rotating Block Schedule Tuesday through Friday. On Mondays, students attend all seven periods, excluding Explore.

New for the 2022-23 school year is Early Release Fridays which alternate with Explore Fridays. Previously, WHS had Late Start Fridays alternating with Explore Fridays. The new Early Release Fridays has WHS students getting out of school at 1:15 p.m.

The Bell Schedule is available on the WHS website at https://tinyurl.com/282a3e8j.

City Council meeting
In her Aug. 5 update, City Manager Kathleen Salguero Trepa reminded the community that the next City Council meeting will be Sept. 6 via Zoom and in-person. Trepa said the City has ordered a new sound board and hopes it will help to stabilize the audio inputs and outputs.

“We continue to work on addressing audio issues; we fix one side of the equation and seem to be pushing problems to another side,” Trepa said.

Seeking a Senior Commissioner
The City is seeking one more commissioner for the Winters Senior Commission on Aging. The commission focuses on programming and resource opportunities for Winters seniors and will assist with identifying and developing programs for the anticipated Senior  Center. Senior Commission meetings are the second Wednesday of each month beginning at 5:30 p.m. More information can be found on the Winters Senior Commission on Aging page on the City’s website. View the application at https://tinyurl.com/2p8wn7sx.

Three Oaks Park
Trepa said work at Three Oaks Park has picked up steam, and they are continuing to address the irrigation. The new trees have been planted to replace the unsatisfactory ones and are being inspected by a consulting arborist.

“Final lighting fixtures have been installed, and some concrete repair should soon be completed. We’re beginning to get ready to start final punch list items and work out a warranty agreement for newly planted trees. Once the park is officially “accepted” as meeting standards, the 90 day period will begin,” Trepa said.

Shandalla Estates project
Work at the Shandalla Estates (LDS/Crowne Communities) has been put on hold because the framing crew was transferred to Arizona to complete a project. Trepa said the crew should be back in September.

“This project will provide slightly smaller one-story homes (1,500 – 1,850 square feet) on smaller lots, making them more ‘affordable by design,'” Trepa said.

Information on the project can be found on the Crowne Communities project page at https://tinyurl.com/3ukztbd9.

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