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Hopwood to resume full-day classes

HOPWOOD Middle School will resume full-day classes when its students moved into the temporary classrooms in Koblerville today, Tuesday, school principal Rizalina Liwag said.

The Public School System leadership will hold a grand opening ceremony to welcome the “Hilitais” to the temporary facility located across from Koblerville Elementary School.

Rizalina Liwag

Liwag said the students are excited to move into their new campus with  42 Alaskan structures as temporary classrooms. Hopwood was destroyed by Typhoon Yutu in October.

Since the resumption of classes in December, Hopwood students have been attending morning classes at Marianas High School.

Liwag said the new campus has air-conditioned classrooms.

They do not have a cafeteria  but Liwag said they already made an arrangement with food vendors and the Child Nutrition Program to ensure that breakfast and lunch are served in the  classrooms.

In a report to the Board of Education, Education Commissioner Glenn Muna said the temporary facility will also have internet and power connection as well as a phone system.

As for other schools that were also damaged by Typhoon Yutu, Muna told the BOE that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide PSS with funding to proceed with the repairs.

He said FEMA’s initial plan was to provide canopies to schools which can use them as classrooms.

“But [now] they are looking at giving us the money to do the temporary repairs so we can get the kids back in their classrooms,” Muna added.

Schools that need repairs are Oleai Elementary School, William S. Reyes Elementary School, Francisco M. Sablan Middle School, Dandan Middle School and San Vicente Elementary School.