By Ian Hanigan
Recently, we posted this video tour of the new Cypress Village Elementary School. But Cypress Village isn’t the only new school opening in Irvine.
Portola Springs Elementary School will also welcome its first batch of students on Tuesday, Sept. 2, but it will do so from an interim site, occupying the previously shuttered Westwood Basics Plus School for one year while a permanent state-of-the-art facility is built.
To mark the start of Portola Spring’s construction, district officials and local dignitaries are planning to gather for a special groundbreaking ceremony at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, and you’re invited. The event is open to the public and will naturally be staged at the site of the new campus at 12100 Portola Springs in Irvine.
Guests are encouraged to carpool and park along Long Grass Street. For safety purposes, they’re also encouraged to wear flat, closed-toe shoes.
The new Portola Springs campus is projected to open a year from now, in August 2016. In the meantime, Principal Heather Phillips and her staff have been busy prepping their temporary home, where they recently held a tour for incoming students and their families.
Westwood Basics Plus, located at 1 Liberty, closed back in 2009 as students and …read more
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