UPDATE FROM REDMOND SCHOOL DISTRICT
Update January 12, 2017 1:22 p.m.
Out of caution for student and staff safety, all Redmond Schools are closing early today, January 12, 2017 and canceling Friday, January 13, 2017. After ongoing review of facilities, and increase incidents of roof leaks throughout the day, it has been determined that it’s best to remove staff and students from the buildings. Although we believe students are not in immediate danger, we are choosing to err on the side of caution and safety. We anticipate school resuming on Tuesday, 1/17/2017, as Monday is a national holiday.
Elementary Parents: Please come and pick up your students from school as soon as possible. If your student has not been picked up by the end of the day, they will be sent home according to their normal transportation plan whether that is walking, pick up, or by bus. Busses will be running on a normal schedule.
Middle and High School Parents: Please come and pick up your students from school as soon as possible. If your student has not been picked up by the end of the day, please know that buses will be running on a regular schedule. If your student is a walker or driver, they will be released at this time.
Homeowners are looking at all of the snow piled up on their roofs and wondering if their houses could suffer the same fate as the FedEx building on Jamison Street.
Central Oregon Daily’s Chris Biggs spent the day talking to homeowners and roofers who are trying to deal with this “heavy hazard.”
ALERT FROM REDMOND SCHOOL DISTRICT
M.A. Lynch Elementary closed today, Jan 12, 2017
As a safety precaution, based on snow accumulation, the Redmond School District decided this morning to close M.A. Lynch Elementary for continued snow load assessment.
The district notified parents this morning to pick up students affected by the closure, and school staff was on site to assist in that process.
We will notify parents later today about district plans for that site and its students. It is our belief based on current assessments that the remainder of Redmond school buildings will continue on a regular schedule.
Because of this morning’s roof collapse at a building in the neighboring Bend-LaPine School District, we believe this closure is the prudent decision. As always, our concern for student and staff safety remains paramount, and we will continue to monitor our school structures and assess snow conditions.
As we have more information we will make it available.
Thank you for your continued support,
Redmond School District
NOTICE FROM BEND-LA PINE SCHOOL DISTRICT:
UPDATE: ALL BEND-LA-PINE SCHOOLS CLOSED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, JAN. 12 & 13.
ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED Thursday, Jan. 12. Roof collapse at Highland Magnet at Kenwood School gym prompts emergency closure of all schools to allow for roof assessments district-wide. No one was inside the gym at the time of the roof collapse.
Parents of bus riders, your student will be transported to school. Please pick up your student as soon as possible. Checkout using usual attendance systems. Again, please pick up your student as soon as possible.
All staff will leave schools and report back home after students are clear of the building.
Bend-La Pine Schools classes and activities will be cancelled tomorrow, Friday, January 13 as well.
Thank you for your support and understanding. Your students’ safety is paramount.
All of that snow is piled up on roofs across Central Oregon tonight, and in one case, it’s threatening the structure of a big commercial building in Bend.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has the latest on the FedEx building off of Jamison Street that was moments from collapse this afternoon.
The weather has had a lot of people at a stand still, including delivery trucks coming into Central Oregon.
Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson talks with Newport Ave. Market’s general store manager about the lack of grocery items and how grocery stores are scrambling to restock the shelves after days without deliveries.
While the City of Bend has been busy clearing the streets, residents have been digging out from their homes and businesses.
Central Oregon Daily’s Warren Schultz caught up with some of them as they tried to get their day started.
While most of us have been digging out of our driveways and sidewalks, one remote community east of Bend is asking for help to bring supplies in after their neighborhood was cut off from the rest of Crook County by the snow.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan looks at the efforts to get food and water to the stranded residents of Juniper Acres.
For most of us, the snow has been an inconvenience. But for one community east of Bend called Juniper Acres, the weather turned into a life-threatening situation over the weekend.
Eric Lindstrom took a look at how Central Oregonians jumped into action to help some stranded neighbors.
Due to inclement weather and road conditions, Cascades East Transit will have its last Bend fixed-route run of the day on all routes at 5 PM today, January 9.
Riders can visit cascadeseasttransit.com for more information or call customer service at 541-385-8680.