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Red carpet rolls out for students at Robert and Sandy Ellis Elementary School

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Four new elementary schools will open their doors for the first day of classes on Monday.

Robert and Sandy Ellis Elementary School sits in the Inspirada neighborhood in Henderson.

On Friday morning, there was a huge turn out from students and their families for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

It was a red carpet celebration to mark the opening of the new addition to the community. Friday also served as an open house for students and parents to meet the staff and drop off supplies in their brand new 100,000 square foot school.

Prior to heading inside, families heard from the school’s namesakes and CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara.

The school’s groundbreaking took place in June 2017. It’s built to educate 850 students in the area and relive other elementary schools of overcrowding. It’s big relief for parents too.

“We had to go up the hill. There was only one elementary school for everybody so it was a little crowded but I think we did what we could,” said George Sanabria, an Ellis Elementary parent. “Now the time has come to see what will happen next. I think it’s going to be very beneficial for our kids.”

In addition to Robert and Sandy Ellis Elementary School, Kenneth Divish Elementary School, Shirley A. Barber Elementary School, and Dennis Ortwein Elementary School will also open on Monday.

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