Cleanup operations continued Monday at White Hill Middle School in Fairfax, which was damaged by water and mud from last weekend's storms.
The school was closed Monday, but was set to reopen Tuesday.
The storm on Saturday night and Sunday morning damaged two art classrooms and two seventh-grade classrooms at the school, located at 101 Glen Drive, administrative assistant Maureen Moulton said Monday morning.
The administrative office and a staff room also sustained water damage, Moulton said.
“Due to the amount of mud that came through the culvert, we knew that it would not be safe to have students on this campus,” said Eileen Rohan superintendent of the Ross Valley School District.
Maintenance workers pressure washed floors and ripped out carpets Monday. They'll also replace baseboards and open the walls in four classrooms to look for hidden moisture.
Four teachers spent the day packing up important artwork and student projects, while a clean-up crew boxed items for storage and anything students will need in their new learning space.
"I'm packing up what we'll be moving into our library,” said Katie Frank a White Hill Middle School teacher. “That will be our classroom for the next two months. I'm hoping that the students will learn to be flexible. That's the biggest life lesson here."
The damage is estimated in the tens of thousands.
White Hill Middle School serves approximately 600 students in grades 6-8.
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