VERONA, Wis. -

Tuesday was a big day for teachers and students at Country View Elementary School in Verona.

The first day of school was just two months after an EF3 tornado heavily damaged parts of the school.

The Verona School District managed to get the building ready in time for the new school year.

Kids coming back to the school said they were excited for the new playground, while parents were happy the year started on time.

“The timing really worked. If it was going to get hit by a tornado, it was good timing. (Crews) had the whole summer to get it done, so it went along smoothly and quickly,” said Shannon Page, a Country View Elementary School parent.

"I don't know much about the efforts to get it done. I just know it was pretty good that they got it done as quick as they did," said James Blanchard, another Country View Elementary School parent.

The school suffered an estimated $3-$4 million in damage in the June storm.