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Koblerville Elementary School ready for full-day schedule

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AFTER more than a year of double sessions, Koblerville Elementary School will return to a full-day schedule on Monday, March 16.

In an interview, school principal Naomi Nishimura said most of the major repairs in the nine classrooms have been completed. “Everything is in place for the transition,” she added.

But she is also asking parents to be patient with the traffic flow starting on Monday.

She said the temporary campus of Hopwood Middle School, with 900 students, and KoES, which has more than 600 students, are sharing a narrow public road.

“We do hope that parents will be vigilant when they are driving on the road,” Nishimura said, adding that a lot of students walk to school.

Traffic lane dividers have been installed on the road near Koblerville Elementary School and the temporary campus of Hopwood Middle School to avoid a possible traffic jam when KoES resumes full-day class sessions on Monday.  Photo by Lori Lyn C. Lirio

To address the potentially challenging traffic flow on Monday, Nishimura said traffic lane dividers have been installed on the road, and the lanes going to KoES and Hopwood were marked.

On Monday, classes at KoES will start at 7:30 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m.

As for the four-day class week schedule, Nishimura said, “If the system needs to move in that direction, then we at the school have to be prepared for that and make sure that the parents are aware of the changes.”

She added, “It is unfortunate that we will not have a fifth school day, but we will do our best to educate our students.”

KoES had to conduct double sessions after nine of its classrooms were damaged by Super Typhoon Yutu in October 2018.

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