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Midway Elementary dismissing Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | Views: 4257

Midway Elementary dismissing Wednesday at 11 a.m.

NATALBANY—Tangipahoa Parish School officials will dismiss students at Midway Elementary at 11 a.m. this morning due to a damaged transformer on campus.

Midway Elementary is the only school impacted by this early dismissal.

Tangipahoa Parish School Superintendent Mark Kolwe said the district was informed less than an hour ago that power will have to be cut off to the campus so that Entergy officials can repair the transformer.

As a result, classes will dismiss at 11 a.m. The district’s School Messenger service is contacting parents now.

Kolwe said dismissal protocol will be as follows: Students will be fed an early lunch before dismissal, and buses will run to bring students home. However, bus drivers have been instructed not to leave any student at a home where a parent or guardian is not on site to receive the child.

Students whose parents are unable to receive them at this early hour due to the emergency dismissal will be taken to Natalbany Elementary where they will be cared for until the end of the day. 

Kolwe said classes should resume as normal tomorrow (Thursday, Feb. 1) at Midway.