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Holy Spirit School moves classes to St. Mary's Cathedral in Fargo as building undergoes 'extensive repairs'

The remodeled Wanzek Center at St. Mary's Cathedral, which is the former site of St. Mary’s School, will allow secure access, classrooms for each grade, and space for offices and specialty classes.

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Holy Spirit Elementary is pictured Aug. 7, 2020, at 1441 8th St. N., Fargo.
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FARGO — When classes resume later this summer, Holy Spirit School students will be attending class at St. Mary’s Cathedral campus due to building safety issues at Holy Spirit School.

That's according to a letter sent to Holy Spirit families and staff from Mike Hagstrom, president of St. John Paul II Catholic Schools.

According to the letter, a safety and needs assessment has been ongoing at Holy Spirit since the early end to the school year on May 20.

Hagstrom said in the letter that school, parish and diocesan officials met with engineers, contractors and architects who have been conducting the assessments, and "it is clear that extensive repairs will be necessary in the school."

Hagstrom said the timeline for renovation will extend beyond the first day of school and continue for an indeterminate time.

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Meanwhile, he added, the remodeled Wanzek Center at St. Mary's Cathedral, which is the former site of St. Mary’s School, will allow secure access, classrooms for each grade, and space for offices and specialty classes.

The parish social hall, located in the basement of the cathedral, will serve as the lunch room and activity area.

The Little Deacons program will continue at the current site at Holy Spirit Parish, Hagstrom added.

According to Hagstrom's letter, the first day of school for grades 1-5 will be Tuesday, Aug. 23, while the first day of school for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten will be Thursday, Aug. 25.

"We are grateful for the collaboration and leadership of so many school, church, and community partners in making the continuation of a Holy Spirit education possible," Hagstrom said in his letter.

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