Parkersburg High School closed to in-person instruction Thursday
Principal says school does not have working heat or internet
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - In-person classes at Parkersburg High School were canceled on Thursday because of problems with the building’s heating system and because of a telephone and internet outage, officials said.
Students are still required to attend remotely, but classes countywide are operating on a two-hour delay because of the weather.
PHS teachers will be doing remote instruction from a different location, according to Principal Kenny DeMoss, who sent out the following message to parents.
“This is Kenny DeMoss principal Parkersburg high school with an important message for all staff students and parents. Currently our school has a boiler issue and we have no Internet or heat. So with that being said all students will be going home for the day, buses will be turning around. If your student is already here we will make arrangements for them to call you and have you come pick them up. Teachers will be going elsewhere and they will be doing remote instruction by the two hour delay schedule. So students make sure you have your two-hour delay schedule and you follow it. Attendance is required. If you have any further questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.”
Workers are at the school trying to fix the problems, and a Board of Education spokesman said.
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