MicroSociety School to Relocate Until Roof Can Be Repaired

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 16, 2012
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Abbe Smith
NHPS Director of Communications
203-497-7015
 
 
MICROSOCIETY SCHOOL TEMPORARILY RELOCATING TO NEW LOCATION UNTIL ROOF DAMAGE FROM STORMS CAN BE REPAIRED
 
Due to roof damage from Superstorm Sandy and the nor’easter, students at MicroSociety School will temporarily be relocated to the former Hyde School at 306 Circular Ave. in Hamden starting after Thanksgiving break.
 
High winds from storm Sandy damaged the roof at MicroSociety School. When the nor’easter struck the following week, snow on the roof melted and revealed leaks mostly in the cafeteria area of the school.
 
The district took swift action to assess the damage and has been working with FEMA and the insurance company to come up with a plan to fix the roof. It was determined that the damage is extensive and will take an extended period of time to repair.
 
In the meantime, the roof has been patched and the cafeteria cleaned up and cordoned off. The children continue attending class in unaffected classrooms. Because the cafeteria is out of commission, breakfast and lunch is brought in for the children to eat in the classrooms. District officials determined that the best option moving forward is to relocate to a new location until the roof at MicroSociety can be completely repaired.
 
School district staff will begin the process of moving furniture and supplies to the new location over Thanksgiving break, so that it will be ready for students when they arrive on Monday, Nov. 26. A letter went home today with students informing parents of the situation. Parents also will be notified of the changes via the Parent Link phone messaging system. The relocation is expected to last for at least several weeks, and possibly months.
 
“Unfortunately this school sustained heavy damage from the hurricane and the snowstorm that followed. We are fortunate as a school district and a community that we did not suffer the kind of extreme loss and destruction that parts of New Jersey and Manhattan experienced,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Reginald Mayo. “Nevertheless, I recognize the big inconvenience this causes for families. I thank parents and students for their patience during this time and I assure all MicroSociety families that your children continue to be safe, well cared for and focused on learning in the classroom.”