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Upper school campus to reopen following two days of closure

The school announced in an all-school email Sept. 6 that the upper campus would reopen following two days of closure due to a water leak.

Head of Upper School Beth Slattery said in the email that the water leak was repaired and that scheduled events would take place as planned.

“I am happy to report that water has been restored to the Upper School campus and we will return to in person instruction as scheduled tomorrow, September 7,” Slattery said. “In addition, we will hold Sophomore Parent Orientation this evening in person and on campus as planned. Thank you for your patience during this interruption and I look forward to seeing students on campus tomorrow.”

Slattery originally announced Sept. 4 that water on campus had to be turned off indefinitely for the leak to be repaired, and that online instruction would be held.

“There is a water main leak at the upper school that will necessitate shutting water off for tomorrow and possibly Wednesday,” Slattery said. “This means that the upper school campus is closed for [in-person] classes on Tuesday, September 5. Teachers have been asked to communicate with their students this evening to let them know if they will be meeting over Zoom or working asynchronously.”

Following the first day of closure, Slattery said in another announcement Sept. 5 that maintenance would require another day to address the issue and that in-person classes would be cancelled again.

“Crews have been working diligently to repair the water main leak, but I’m sorry to report that the work will not be complete in time for in-person classes to be held tomorrow,” Slattery said. “As such, the upper school campus will be closed again tomorrow for in-person instruction.”

The two-day closure is the first cancellation of in-person classes since Jan. 10, where both campuses were closed due to rain storms.


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