Emergency school closing

March 16, 2016

This morning a water main broke by the daycare playground near the tennis courts. Unfortunately, we have been informed at this time that we must shut off the water in the entire building in order to repair the break, so the sprinkler system is not operable, all bathrooms are shut down, and food service cannot operate.

Thus, we must close the building and cancel all classes and after-school activities, including all athletic practices and games and the Mr. OPRF competition, for the remainder of the day and evening. Students are being dismissed immediately, floor by floor. We are announcing that students who need to find a way home or make arrangements should report to the South Cafeteria. Security staff will be available to assist students. However, the building must be vacated by 10:30 a.m.

Without any facilities available, we are not able to provide any alternative activities or supervision for students while the building is closed. We recognize that this will create a major inconvenience, and likely concern, for many families. Please understand that the extremity of the circumstances have necessitated this decision. We do not make it lightly.

We will issue an update as soon as we have further information about when water service will be restored and the building can be reopened.

Thank you for your patience as we work through this unexpected emergency.