OTTAWA — A water main break on the property of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School in Ottawa have caused school officials to cancel classes for the remainder of the week.
“This water main break presents an issue of health and safety for our students and it is our main priority to keep students safe and healthy,” said Nate Landwehr, principal of the school who wrote students, parents, and families affected by the decision.
Without water, drinking fountains wouldn’t work and toilets wouldn’t flush, and that presented a big problem for school officials.
“We realize this creates a huge inconvenience as you try to arrange child care services for your child. Again, we hope you understand the intentions of closing the school down for Thursday and Friday as health and safety are our main priority,” Landwehr wrote to parents.
Parents should not be concerned about having their sons or daughters make up the time lost.
“These days will not be made up after May 22 due to the state of Ohio requirement for minimum hours met. At this time, we have met the minimum hours met for the 2017-2018 school year,” he wrote.
The Kindergarten Graduation will go on as scheduled on at 7 p.m. Thursday, but the reception after the graduation will be moved to a different location.
The 8th-grade class trip to Cedar Point will happen on Friday as scheduled, but all other field trips that were scheduled for Thursday and Friday were canceled.
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.