Lakewood Schools to Reopen Friday

Power restored to all of Lakewood’s schools.

After three days without classes, school is set to resume for students in the Lakewood City Schools.

Power was restored to all of the district’s buildings on Thursday afternoon.

Classes were canceled Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

“We just need to get these kids back in school,” said Christine Gordillo, spokeswoman for the Lakewood City Schools.

“Kids, on our district’s Facebook page, are complaining,” “but I think they’ll thank us later, when they don’t have to come back in the summer.”

The power was knocked out at Hayes, Emerson and Grant elementary schools, as well as Harding Middle School. But all schools were back on by 5 p.m. Thursday.

The district’s threshold for calamity days is five. That means that after five calamity days, students have to make up days at the end of the school year.

“We were trying to avoid a fourth calamity day,” Gordillo said. “We could have a warm winter like last year, but I am not counting on it.”

Despite the emergency shelter in the gymnasium at Garfield Middle School, classes will also resume at that building.

Colin McEwen November 01, 2012 at 11:38 PM
So, I just learned that Harrison Elementary School was ALSO without power. But it's also back up.
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