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New Langley school now online

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Artists' impression of new Lynn Fripps school in Willoughby.
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On Friday (Oct. 14), the still-under-construction Lynn Fripps Elementary School in Langley launched its website.

Visitors to www.sd35.bc.ca/schools/lynnfripps can see artists' renderings of the new facility at 21020 83rd Ave. and get updates on its progress toward opening day next September.

They can also figure out if they live in the school catchment area by checking a map.

A report by Langley school district director of instruction Claire Guy to the board of trustees on Tuesday (Oct. 11) said construction is "well underway, on time and going well."

A principal for the school will be appointed next month and will work out of the Willoughby Elementary school until construction is complete.

A public meeting to update parents in the Willoughby area will also be held November 22.

The school, which will have 21 classrooms and accommodate 510 students.

The school may not have a full complement of students when it opens, "but will fill quickly" the Guy report said.

It will also have a Neighbourhood Learning Centre.

An extra 550 sq. metres was added to the school in the form of three classrooms, a larger gymnasium and a community office space to accommodate the centre activities.

Guy said public consultations are underway to decide how best to use the space.

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