Students and staff at a west Edmonton school won’t be back in their regular classrooms until at least next Wednesday.

An overnight fire at Meadowlark Christian School this week forced students and staff to temporarily relocate while cleanup efforts got underway.

On Thursday, the school district said the school will not be ready for students and staff to return until Nov. 21, at the earliest.

“Although the air quality in the school is improving, there remains a strong smell of smoke,” Jane Sterling with Edmonton Public Schools, said in a press release.

“Some of the work taking place in the upcoming days includes the removal of scorched equipment from the science classroom, clearing and checking the lockers for smoke damage.”

The fire broke out around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning and caused $100,000 in damage.

The blaze was contained to a science classroom and gymnasium storage area.

Investigators have ruled out arson.

Students have been temporarily relocated to Youngstown School and Westlawn School.