BAYSIDE, QUEENS — A brand new elementary faculty has opened in Bayside, simply in time for college students’ return to in-person courses.
P.S. 390Q, a 292-seat faculty for college students in kindergarten by way of fifth grade, is positioned within the former residence of St. Robert Bellarmine Faculty at 56-10 214th St.
Options embrace a challenge room, music room, health club, kitchen, scholar cafeteria, convention room, library and two special-education lecture rooms with a studying useful resource room and speech room.
The $14.three million renovation of the parochial faculty constructing was designed by SBLM Architects. Development began in July 2019.
P.S. 390Q is amongst eleven new faculties and additions which have opened in time for the 2020-2021 faculty yr, even because the coronavirus pandemic delayed building work, in response to the NYC Faculty Development Authority.
“These tasks will open on time regardless of going through the extraordinary problem of being paused for weeks after which accelerated to completion whereas sustaining our rigorous security and new social distancing protocols,” Lorraine Grillo, president and CEO of the Faculty Development Authority, mentioned in a press release. “At a time when our youngsters wanted these seats greater than ever, the SCA was in a position to ship regardless of this yr’s unprecedented circumstances.”