Galvez Primary returns home today

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Galvez Primary School will return to its home campus on Thursday, Mar. 2, 2017, after more than six months at host sites Lakeside Primary and the old RPCC campus. The move-in date comes after a successful follow-up Fire Marshal inspection today of the temporary buildings on its campus.

"It has taken a team effort of school and district employees working over the holidays to finish setting up Galvez Primary," Ascension Public Schools Superintendent David Alexander said. "Our teachers, administrators, child nutrition, maintenance, and technology staff have ensured this campus is ready to receive students in the morning. It will be a great homecoming celebration and a wonderful school day for the Galvez Pirates."

Over 600 students will attend school in temporary facilities consisting of an administration building, library, cafeteria and three pods of 10 classrooms each, while flooded facilities are restored.

Galvez Primary parents already received a detailed letter from Principal Toni Hardy regarding start times, bus pickup and parent drop-off details. Principal Hardy will send a follow-up message this evening with important reminders for the return to campus.

St. Amant High School returned to its campus on Feb. 13, 2017. The remaining flooded schools (Galvez Middle, Lake Elementary and St. Amant Primary), remain at host sites at this time. As each respective campus passes its Fire Marshal inspection, move-in dates will be announced.

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