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Administrators in St. John announce update for students affected by fire

Updated plan for St. John schools affected by fire Updated plan for St. John schools affected by fire
LAPLACE, LA (WVUE) -

Lake Pontchartrain Elementary School students will return to class on Thursday, Aug. 20, following last week's fire at East St. John Elementary School.

Administrators announced that teachers will report back to the school on Wednesday, Aug. 19. 

The two schools have shared a campus since Hurricane Isaac flooded Lake Pontchartrain's building and a temporary school was set up adjacent to East St. John Elementary School. 

Lake Pontchartrain Elementary School's facilities were not affected by the fire on Aug. 14.

A parent and community meeting for information relating to East St. John Elementary School will take place on Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. in the LaPlace Elementary School cafeteria. Information including the relocation plan, transition time frame and relief efforts will be discussed.

East St. John Elementary School students are tentatively set to return to class on the Leon Godchaux campus in Reserve on Aug. 31. 

However, administrators say they are working as quickly as possible to prepare that campus for students and hope to have students back in school prior to that date.

In the interim, the school district has partnered with New Wine Christian Fellowship and Marathon Petroleum Corporation to provide a camp for East St. John Elementary School students.

Parents can register their children for the camp from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, and Wednesday, Aug. 19, at New Wine Christian Fellowship, 1929 West Airline Highway in LaPlace. 

Parents can also register their children during Tuesday's community meeting.

The camp will begin Thursday, Aug. 20, and will take place from 7 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. Monday through Friday, with bus transportation provided by the school district. 

Before and after care is also available beginning at 6 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. for parents providing their own transportation.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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