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The Magnolia Bridge takes on water in the Central area looking toward Watson, right, during severe flooding in East Baton Rouge Parish on Sunday August 14, 2016.

When Central public schools reopen Sept. 6, the first- and second-graders who attend flooded Tanglewood Elementary will relocate for several weeks to space in the joint campus of Central Intermediate and Central Middle schools, according to an update released Wednesday morning by the school district.

Temporary classrooms are being set up in in the multipurpose room and gymnasiums at the Intermediate and Middle schools. Meanwhile, the restoration of Tanglewood Elementary has begun, but it won’t return to normal operation for another eight to 10 weeks, said Central’s Assistant Superintendent Sandy Davis.

Davis laid out the following schedule of events between now and when school restarts:

— Monday and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Each day is being set aside for bus change requests and new student registration, the former is being done at the office at Central Intermediate School and the latter at the office at Central Middle School.

— Thursday, Sept. 1: All Central school employees will return to work. Bellingrath Hills will hold open houses that day for kindergarten and prekindergarten students.

— Saturday, Sept. 3: Members of the community who need new school uniforms and school supplies can pick them up at no cost from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the gym at Central High School.

— Tuesday, Sept. 6: The first day of school for students. Kindergarten and prekindergarten will stagger start times, with boys coming on Sept. 6 and girls coming to school the next day. Thursday, Sept. 8 is the first day for all students in those grades to come to school.


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