Dear Wilkinsburg Families,
As the start of the 2019-2020 school year fast approaches and we prepare our buildings for the return of students, there are some changes to our previously announced plans that we need to communicate.
The first day of school will still be Monday, September 9, 2019. Unfortunately, the newly-renovated Turner Intermediate School will not be completed in time for our students in grades 2-6 to start the 2019-2020 School Year in the new building. It is our top priority to ensure the building is safe and secure before permitting our students to occupy the new space. So, while we are disappointed that we are unable to begin the school year in the newly renovated facility, we are assured that the delay will not last long.
Our building contractors presently estimate that Turner Intermediate will be ready for occupancy on October 1. Turner students will begin the school year on September 9, 2019 at the former Wilkinsburg High School. Their first day in the new Turner will be October 7, 2019. This delay of a few weeks will
assure that the new building is safe, secure and ready for our students.
Please note that the changes will not affect our new start times. As previously announced, students at both Kelly Primary and Turner Intermediate will begin the school day at 8:40 a.m. and conclude the day at 3:20 p.m. Bus pick up will be between 7:45 and 8:05 a.m. Bus transportation assignment letters will
be mailed to parents on August 23, 2019.
Additional updates about Turner Intermediate School will be communicated to families as they become available. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these unforeseen issues. We look forward to celebrating the opening of this incredible building with our community and
to continuing to work together to ensure that Every Child, Every Day Matters.
Dr. Linda J. Iverson,
Superintendent of Schools