FLOOD/SCHOOL CLOSURE UPDATE
Dear MCS Parents,
We wanted to share a quick update about how things are progressing here at the school. Most of the staff have been here cleaning, taking inventory of damaged or ruined materials, and moving materials in preparation for Monday. There is a lot of cleaning to do still before the materials can be taken to the church (our official temporary location) and the classrooms there prepared.
Thank you again to all who have offered to come to the school to help. There are already a lot of staff who are here trying to work around the cleaning staff so we do not feel we can direct many more hands. Thank you for the kind offers. We have been informed that there are families who are still looking for child care for their children. If you are willing to help in this capacity please let us know and we will try to get you in touch with families who are still searching for child care.
The following updates might be helpful:
- We've had another confirmation that we are not dealing with sewage or pesticide contaminants. There are no microbial issues and the water does not pose any health risk. The water that flooded the school contained soil, dirt, bark, etc. but the word "contamination" in this sense simply means the items are dirty.
- We are still waiting for information about the boiler repairs. There is nothing new to report and the boiler is not currently working.
- Our power has been restored. (YAY! Light has been very helpful.)
- The road outside the school is torn up and is closed at both ends of the block. We are hopeful that they will lay new asphalt on Thursday or Friday and the road should open over the weekend.
Keep checking Facebook, the website, and email for updates.
Many people have asked how they can make financial contributions. If you would like to make a donation please go to our website (www.mcsslc.com) and visit "Flood Relief Fund."