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Challenger students to attend classes at former Cordova Primary School

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Challenger Middle School Students. Photo Courtesy Of Glendale Elementary School District

Thanks to an offer from the Alhambra Elementary School District, students from Challenger Middle School will be housed in at an unused school while repairs are being made to their campus.

Challenger students will attend school at the Alhambra Family Resource Center (what was Cordova Primary School) on 39th Avenue. The school was closed due to enrollment issues.

Challenger students to attend classes at former Cordova Primary School ChallengerMiddleSchoolStudentsHP2

Challenger Middle School students. Photo courtesy of Glendale Elementary School District

There are 26 classrooms that will be able to accommodate Challenger’s 650 students in grades four through eight.

Because using the school will require the movement of equipment and other logistical arrangements, Challenger students will not report to school until Friday, Sept. 16.

School hours and transportation logistics are being determined. Students will be bussed from Challenger and back at the end of the school day.

The move to the school will allow Challenger students to continue on an almost-full school schedule.

Challenger will also return to having early release on Wednesdays.

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Starting Friday, Challenger students will meet in the school’s parking lot where they’ll be staged for transportation from Challenger to Cordova.

“We are grateful for the outreach from our Alhambra neighbors,” said Joe Quintana, superintendent of the Glendale Elementary School District. “This will lessen the impact of this emergency from four schools to three.”

The District will hold an informational meeting for Challenger parents Sept. 14 at the GESD District office, 7301 N. 58th Ave., at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.