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Martin students to learn remotely Wednesday, Feb. 17


Posted Date: 03/01/2021

Dear Martin Families,

I want to give you an update on some facilities issues that will lead Robert Martin Elementary students to learn remotely on Wednesday.

Sometime overnight Monday, two water arrestors (in the ceiling) burst above a classroom restroom, due to the cold weather. This led to water damage in portions of the building. We have restoration crews on site; however, the building will not be accessible for students by Wednesday morning. 

This will mean all Martin students in grades K-5 will learn remotely on Wednesday. (As of right now, it is possible students at other schools may also learn remotely -- that decision has not been made). Early learning students do not attend on Wednesdays. Thankfully, devices were sent home with K-5 students at the end of the day on Thursday, so students should be ready to learn from home. Please expect to hear from your child’s teacher by 8:00 AM Wednesday for more specific instructions for your student’s school day.

If your student did not have a school-issued device sent home Thursday (i.e., if your student was absent) and/or is not able to participate, please contact the school on Wednesday and let us know your situation.

We will provide updates as we know more about the clean-up process at our school. I would encourage you to make plans for your students to learn remotely on Thursday as well, as it is possible our building will not be ready for in-person learning by then. We will make an announcement about Thursday’s learning model sometime on Wednesday.

Unfortunately, situations like these sometimes result from extremely cold temperatures. Let’s hope for warmer weather and a smooth recovery process! Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

Traci Holder
Principal

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