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Letter: CER power outage 1.27

Jan. 27, 2023
Dear Charles E. Riley Elementary families,
I am writing to share that due to a local power outage that impacted 2,000 National Grid customers in the surrounding area, we were forced to utilize backup generators at Charles E. Riley Elementary School this afternoon. In total, the power outage lasted about 30 minutes.
Our generators offered limited power to some of the school, meaning there were some lights on and several bathrooms available during the outage. Because it was so late in the day when the power outage occurred and given the fact that the outage only lasted for about a half hour, we decided to move forward with normal dismissal as our transportation teams were already out on their middle school and high school runs.
Please know, the district is working with National Grid and our generator repair company to ensure the necessary power to the school should we encounter any additional power concerns throughout the school year.   
Student safety and creating a safe space where learners can thrive is always our number one priority.
Should you have any further questions, please reach out to Principal Dr. Linda Doty.
Yours in Education,
Dr. Mathis Calvin III
Superintendent of Schools
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