Rifle Middle School released early Monday due to water outage, expects to resume classes Tuesday | PostIndependent.com

Rifle Middle School released early Monday due to water outage, expects to resume classes Tuesday

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Rifle Middle School students were released early Monday due to a water outage, but the Garfield Re-2 School District expected to be back up and running on Tuesday.

The water outage meant the school could not provide proper sanitation for lunch, proper handwashing and bathroom facilities for students and staff, the district said in a Monday morning press release.

School was dismissed at about 11 a.m. Monday for the remainder of the day, and parents were asked to make arrangements to have students picked up or take the bus home.

The school accommodated those students who were not able to go home immediately by bringing in food and providing two working bathrooms to support a limited number of students.

Students were advised to take their Chromebook computers with them when they left, just in case school would have to be closed again Tuesday.

“We anticipate having school tomorrow, however, in the event that we are unable to, we will immediately pivot to distance learning for tomorrow’s classes,” the district said in its morning news release.

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