Greenwich High School open today; Science Wing remains closed

Sept. 9, 9:01 a.m. update

Greenwich High School is open today, Wednesday, Sept. 9. The Science Wing at GHS remains closed to students. Until we have permission to open the wing, all science classes are meeting in the gym. The students are sitting on the floor with their teachers and teachers are conducting classes as well as possible. Some teachers are taking their classes to open computer labs, some are outside in the shade, some are conducting class in the Student Center, and some are remaining in the gym.

The Science Wing remains closed because the hot water tank leak yesterday caused electrical damage to a sewage pumping system. There is no danger to students or staff. Without functioning bathrooms and sinks, we are not permitted to open the wing. As soon as we have the OK, we will reopen the science classrooms.

2:40 pm update
Greenwich High School will be open tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. Greenwich Pubic Schools facility staff and the Town’s Building and Fire Departments have been working intently to ensure the building is safe for occupancy for the start of school tomorrow.

2:10 p.m. update

A meeting has convened to assess the water leak situation at Greenwich High School today (Sept. 8) and to determine the opening status of the school for tomorrow (Sept. 9). Another update will follow once a decision has been made.

10:10 a.m. update

Greenwich High School is closed and all after school activities canceled due to a water leak in the Science Wing today, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015.

The water problem at Greenwich High School was due to a leak in a hot water storage tank in the lower level (below classrooms) of the Science wing. The tank had been repaired and inspected by an outside contractor as recently as August, and the tank had again been checked on Friday, Sept. 4.

Water was contained in the utility basement and has already been pumped out; the water tank will be replaced. Greenwich Public Schools Facilities Department is working with the Town’s Building Department to ensure all systems are functional before making any decisions on re-opening the school.

The next update will be available by 2 p.m. today.

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Greenwich High School is closed today, September 8, 2015 due to a water problem in the Science Wing, requiring the whole school to be closed.

All other schools are open.

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