Eastside Secondary School had a large amount of work done over the summer, but when doors opened to welcome students on Tuesday, there were still a few things left to be done.
Quinte News learned that the ovens in the food room aren’t hooked up, there aren’t enough Chrome Books for use and Smart Boards aren’t ready for use yet.
Communications Officer Kerry Donnell says it is just a few minor things that need to be finished.
She says there are also still Chrome Books to make their way over from Quinte Secondary to Eastside.
When it comes to Smart Boards, Donnell says there are just last minute hookups to be done but otherwise the school was ready for the first day to welcome students.
There are approximately 400 students from Quinte Secondary that are now calling ESS their home.
She tells Quinte News there was a full school assembly there yesterday and following that, all the students went outside to take a picture spelling out E-S-S.
The priority she says is for students to get used to the school, feel comfortable and welcomed said Donnell.
Over the summer, work to Eastside included: wireless systems upgrades, boiler upgrades and a number of interior renovations including: three classrooms created in the library, now known as the Learning Commons, renovations to various classrooms, teacher workrooms created, the division of two classrooms to make four classrooms and upgrades for students with special education needs.