A power outage has prompted an early dismissal for students at Wayzata East Middle School today, on October 23. The unexpected disruption to the school’s electrical supply, resulting in the loss of electricity and access to essential facilities like water for bathroom use, necessitated this decision.
In light of the outage, buses will be available to transport students home, with pick-up scheduled for 12:50 p.m., followed by departure at 1 p.m. For families accustomed to picking up their students, the school urges them to do so promptly at 1 p.m. In cases where students cannot be picked up by 2:15 p.m., an alternative arrangement has been made. These students will be relocated to the Media Center and can be picked up at the main entrance.
Wayzata school administration kindly requests the cooperation of parents and guardians in picking up their students as early as possible under these circumstances. Additionally, all afternoon and evening activities at East Middle School have been canceled for the day.
The school extends its apologies for any inconvenience this early dismissal may cause and expresses its gratitude for the understanding and support of students, parents, and the entire school community during this unforeseen situation. The safety and well-being of students and staff are paramount, and the school is diligently collaborating with local utility companies to assess when it will be safe for students and staff to return to the building.
As the situation evolves, the school is committed to providing timely updates and will communicate further information about school operations for the following day as soon as it becomes available.