Central Point School District #6

Sams Valley Elementary Update

Late this afternoon, we started having some issues with our pump on our well. Maintenance worked diligently throughout the night and determined at 8:00 PM that the pump needs to be replaced. I have been assured that the well will be fully functional by Thursday.

This will leave us needing to function for part or all of the school day tomorrow without the well, but we will have water. While it will be slightly disruptive to some of our normal routine, there will be very little change to the classroom environment. We believe that attendance at school is vital for student learning and the staff is committed to minimizing any interference with the normal schedule. Besides drinking from water bottles, washing their hands at hand sanitizing stations, and possibly using portable toilets, students will have a normal day at school.

Our storage tank is currently partially full (and filling at a very, very, slow rate overnight) and in the event it runs dry we will have 12 portable restrooms and multiple hand sanitizing stations delivered in the morning. Bottled water will be available for staff and students and the food service staff will be able to bring in water to serve both breakfast and lunch.

As always, we believe you know your child best, so please proceed as you feel comfortable. If you feel it’s best to keep your child home, we respect your decision. If you feel like your child can handle these accommodations, than we would love to see them here in the morning! For those children that still attend tomorrow, they are welcome to bring their own water bottles, but please know we will have bottled water available for them. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the school office at 541-494-6870.