KES returns to full-day session


Koblerville Elementary School will be returning to full-day sessions next week after over a year of half-day sessions.

According to a source from the Public School System, KES will return to regular session on March 16.

KES was one of the schools that bore the brunt of Super Typhoon Yutu over a year ago but classrooms have been repaired, instructional material have arrived, and they are ready to start regular sessions, the source said.

KES is the third school to return to full-day sessions, following Kagman Elementary School and Dandan Elementary School.

KES classes will begin promptly at 7:30am and end at 2:40pm.

According to Saipan Tribune archives, KagES reverted to full-day sessions and returned to their home campus last Monday.

The KagES campus, which served as a shelter during Super Typhoon Yutu, experienced electrical issues after a power pole that burned out near the school prevented power from running through the facility.

Dandan Middle School, one of the schools that also sustained major damage and had to go into half-day session, returned to full session schedule in the first week of December, according to a source. They were the first school to return to full-day sessions.

Oleai Elementray School, San Vicente Elementary School, Francisco M. Sablan Elementary School, William S. Reyes Elementary School, and Kagman High School remain on half-day sessions.

In a previous interview with Education Commissioner Alfred Ada, the other schools that still remain on half-day and double sessions will return to full-day sessions this month.

Kimberly B. Esmores | Reporter
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