NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Students at Daniel Webster Elementary School enjoyed another successful first day of school in New Rochelle on Tuesday, as they were welcomed back following emergency repairs to the building.
For months, Webster students have been attending classes at Holy Family Elementary, after there was a partial ceiling collapse in a classroom, prompting emergency renovations and districtwide inspections. On Tuesday, the administration opened it’s doors for the first time this year as teachers, students and parents celebrated the “Webster Way.”
It was a festive day at Webster, with members of the staff providing tours to new students and celebrating the renovated, updated classrooms that teachers have been busy outfitting during Winter Break.
The school passed a thorough structural inspection and received a certificate of occupancy just days before Christmas. Air quality tests all came back indicating the school is free of contaminants and the Fire Marshall’s inspection was completed on Dec. 30, with a final walkthrough on Monday.
“What a wonderful first day back home at Webster, (with) big smiles greeting every child,” school officials noted. “Everyone collaborated to ensure that students walked into bright, warm, inviting classrooms ready to learn today.”
In advance of grand reopening, Webster Principal Melissa Passarrelli expressed excitement to get back to a sense of normalcy for her students, noting it was “their first day of school all over again.”
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