King Open School is Moving!

King Open School is Moving!
Posted on 10/02/2015
Dear Families,

I’m writing to update families that the moving schedule has been set for our relocation to 359 Broadway. The move will take place in phases, with students reporting to the new building on Monday, February 22, 2016 – the Monday after February vacation. Following this letter is a link to a detailed timeline.

As you can see on the timeline, crates of materials will be moved over the weekend of February 5-7. Then after the physical move, there will be a one-week transition period when students will remain in place at our current building while teachers begin setting up their new classrooms. During this transition, teachers will rotate back and forth between the two buildings in order to maintain a teaching schedule at King Open School. During time blocks when teachers are working on classroom set-up, students will participate in classes with classroom teachers, specialists (art, music, PE, etc.) and engage in special activities. Sufficient teaching materials will remain behind for teachers and students to use during the transition week.

The details of the transition week are being developed collaboratively with the staff. Please watch for further information, from the transportation department and any after-school program currently serving your family. King Open Extended Day will continue to operate in the new location, and our school community will continue to benefit from a CitySprouts garden, which will be located in the courtyard at the center of the U-shaped building.

The building itself is a classic red brick schoolhouse with brightly-lit and inviting classrooms, library, cafeteria and gym. Climbing equipment for younger children is installed at the sides of the building, and the school is within walking distance of the main Public Library, War Memorial Pool, and several city parks.

We are looking forward to the next step in our building plan, and our teachers and staff are committed to making the transition as smooth as possible. I hope this information is helpful, and as always, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.


Darrell Williams

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