Ready for a return

Yukon’s newest school, Redstone Intermediate, doors open Sept. 21

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Redstone Intermediate School will open Monday, Sept. 21 in Yukon. (Photo provided)

From Staff Reports

On the day students are returning to classes in Yukon, students at an intermediate school will get to set foot in a brand new building to start their year in classrooms.

The new Redstone Intermediate School will open sooner than expected in the Yukon Public Schools district.

Redstone passed final inspections last week, and the building will be filled with students Monday, Sept. 21.

The previous plan was to open the school after fall break.

Students in Yukon in grades fourth through 12th grades return to in-person learning district-wide on the same day Redstone opens. Students in pre-kindergarten through third grade returned to their campuses on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

The building is “ready to serve students,” according to a news release from the Yukon Public Schools.

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“We have been waiting for this day for so long,” Redstone Principal Tracy Sowinski said. “We are all so thankful we get to start in-person learning in our new building!”

The new building was delayed by the pandemic and weather.

The school is located at Mustang and Britton roads. The school will have 635 students in fourth, fifth and sixth grades.

The $25 million school, Redstone Intermediate is the district’s 13th school site. The building is about 120,000 square feet, and it is funded through a $44.6 million bond issue approved by YPS voters in September 2017.