March 13, 2019
Dear Roadrunner Families,
As you are aware, Scott L. Libby Elementary School caught fire last Friday, March 8, 2019. Thanks to the quick response of staff and first responders, no one was hurt and the fire was quickly extinguished. All damage to the building was contained within the administration building (which houses offices, the library, the computer lab, and the basement support classrooms). We are thankful that general classrooms were not affected. School will still be in session beginning Monday, March 18, 2019.
Due to the damage to Building A, a temporary front office has been set up in the gym. Entrance and dismissal procedures will not change. However, the following systems will be in place until further notice:
-The gym will serve as the front office. If you need to check your student in/out, please park in a designated parking space and proceed to the west gate by the gym door. Standard procedures will apply from there (ID check, sign in/out, etc.). PLEASE DO NOT PARK, EVEN TEMPORARILY, IN FRONT OF THE GYM as it will block the parking lot entrance and fire lanes. Please use designated parking spots only. For the first day back, please only check students in/out if absolutely necessary.
-Specials (library, computers, music, and PE) will take place in classrooms or on fields. Art will be in the art room.
-Nurse Webb’s office was affected by the fire and we no longer have access to medications that had previously been provided for students. If your child requires medication of any kind at school (inhaler, EpiPen, oral meds, etc.), please provide new medication and updated paperwork as soon as possible. Please contact Nurse Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
-You can access accurate and timely updates at the new “Fire Restoration Updates” section on our school website.
We realize our families have many questions about Roadrunner Rallies, promotion activities, and more. Please know that our first priority was to put safety systems/procedures in place to open the school, followed by ensuring that high quality learning can begin immediately for students. We will address future concerns as needed, depending on the depth of the damage and the time needed for restoration.
Thank you to our community partners and families who have reached out to offer help, love, and assistance. We will communicate opportunities to lend support as we learn more about our needs throughout the restoration process.
We have been humbled by the outpouring of support from school and district staff who are working diligently over Spring Break to ready the school for students. We are certainly, now more than ever, proud to be part of the Litchfield Elementary School District Family and the Scott Libby Roadrunner Tribe.
Thank you for your patience, flexibility, and teamwork.
With Tribe Pride,