Construction delays opening of West Nichols Hills Elementary
The 360 students who attend West Nichols Hills Elementary School will start the school year at Greystone Upper Elementary School instead because construction on the building is behind schedule.
NICHOLS HILLS — Construction delays have left West Nichols Hills Elementary School incomplete and unsafe for students to return when school starts Aug. 1.
Students will instead start the fall semester at Greystone Upper Elementary School, which is three miles north of West Nichols Hills.
“Unfortunately, due to the state of the renovations our school will not be safe nor offer enough classroom space in time for the first day of school,” Principal Gloria Anderson told parents in a letter Tuesday.
West Nichols Hills staff and its 360 students are expected to return to their homeschool this fall.
Last year, construction in the Oklahoma City School District delayed the opening of Eugene Field Elementary School.
In 2010, two schools didn't open on time. Students from Lee Elementary School were moved to Heronville Elementary School, and students from Edwards Elementary School attended classes at Martin Luther King Elementary School.
For West Nichols Hills students, a few things will change while they attend Greystone Upper Elementary. School hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. District officials will add extra bus stops.
Anderson and school employees will host an informal meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Greystone Upper Elementary, 2401 NW 115 Terrace, where parents can meet the teachers and find out more information.