Six Warwick schools push back start of school due to delayed construction projects

WARWICK, RI (WLNE) – Six public schools in Warwick will be delaying their planned first day of school due to delays in construction projects at those buildings.

Here are the six affected schools:

  1. Greenwood Elementary School
  2. Robertson Elementary School
  3. Oakland Beach Elementary
  4. Warwick Early Learning Center
    at John Brown Francis
  5. Sherman Elementary School
  6. Veterans Middle School

“Due to multiple material supply chain issues and delays, construction projects at Greenwood, Robertson, Oakland Beach, WELC, and Veterans Middle Schools will not be completed in time for the buildings and ground staff to finish their summer cleaning for the September 1st school opening,” an email sent to parents said. A seperate email was sent adding Sherman Elementary School to the list bringing the total to 6 building that wouldn’t be ready for the first day.

The district email says to allow these schools to be cleaned and ready for opening, the start date has to be delayed by three days.

Because of this delay three makeup days will be added to the school calendar for these schools in June.

The new start date for these schools will be Sept. 8.

All other Warwick schools will open Sept. 1.

There is no school Monday, Sept. 6 (Labor Day) and Tuesday, Sept. 7 (Rosh Hashanah).


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