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Staff, educators welcome students to new Prairieville campus, Sugar Mill Primary School
PRAIRIEVILLE - Campuses across Ascension Parish are preparing for the exciting first day of class for K-12 students early Tuesday morning.
WBRZ's Dana DiPiazza is visiting Prairieville's Sugar Mill Primary School where a new school year also means a brand new campus for local students.
Ascension schools welcomed students back to the classroom yesterday and for the very first time over at Sugar Mill Primary!— Dana DiPiazza (@danawbrz) August 11, 2021
2une In with us this morning from EBR for another day of #Back2SchoolWBRZ and tweet us your first day of school photos!????????@WBRZ pic.twitter.com/f7xUWdVKvj
The recently constructed Pre-K through Fifth Grade institution opened its doors to the public for the first time this month.
Chad Lynch, Chief Operations Director to Ascension Public Schools, is on hand at Sugar Mill for the first day of the new school year.
Lynch said though he's seen a number of school openings, he still appreciates the opportunity to observe the first-day excitement on campus.
He told WBRZ, "This is about the fourteenth new school I've participated in opening. It's always exciting to see the students, especially the young ones, walk in the building for the first time. Their eyes are looking up and around, looking at the new building and it's just an awesome day for them and an awesome day for us."
Lynch also said the school is built to provide for just over 700 students, and he added that at the moment it's serving approximately 447 enrolled students.
Like other schools in Ascension Parish, parents of Sugar Mill students are encouraged to use the Parish's new safety app.
The "Here Comes the Bus App" utilizes GPS technology to let parents know when their child's bus is in the vicinity.
This means students won't have to stand outside at their bus stops, but leave their homes when the app alerts their parents that the schoolbus is approaching.
To make use of this innovative safety feature, click here and visit the Here Comes the Bus website, or follow the follow the app downloading instructions in the Facebook post below.
Click here to view tweets from parents of students embarking on their first week of the 2021-2022 school year, via the hashtag #Back2SchoolWBRZ.
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