Second-grade teacher Susan Heath gives a tour of Cedar Ridge Elementary School on Tuesday. The new school can hold 600-650 students.
The hallways of Cedar Ridge Elementary School were relatively quiet on Tuesday.
The floors were shiny, lacking any scuff marks from children’s sneakers, and the bulletin boards were plastered with construction paper flowers.
In one kindergarten classroom, a bulletin board was covered with empty paper frames, all reading, “Future masterpiece here.”
The school even smelled new — a mix of cleaning supplies, fresh paint and the absence of kids.
All this will change in two weeks. The students of Cedar Ridge start their first day of school on Aug. 14, which marks not only the end of summer vacation but also the first day in the building at 2345 Howell Mountain Drive.
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