Columbia High School was closed Wednesday, May 22, due to a water main break. However (sorry, kids), the school will re-open on Thursday, May 23.
At 5:40 p.m. on Wednesday evening Asst. Principal Terry Woolard updated the community with the following email:
As I am sure you are aware there was a water main break at Columbia High School today causing the district to close the building. As of 3:30 pm all necessary repairs have been made, restoring water to all parts of the building. The disruption has lead to the rescheduling of testing for AP exams and the NJSLA science test.
The NJSLA-S (PARCC science exam) will continue tomorrow, Thursday May 23 as scheduled and Tuesday May 28. I have attached the schedule for both days. Please remember this exam is only for juniors, all 9th, 10th and 12th graders should arrive at the school tomorrow and Tuesday at 10:15. All 11th graders should arrive at regular time.
AP testing scheduled for today will be rescheduled. Information for the test that were scheduled for today, Wednesday May 22 will be forth coming from our Director of Guidance Mr. White. AP testing scheduled for the remainder of the week will continue as planned.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
At 7:29 a.m., May 22, the following message was sent via email by Woolard:
Good morning ladies and gentlemen,
Due to unforeseen circumstances, a water main break in the building, we have to close Columbia High School today, 5/22/19. We will be calling and emailing throughout the day to keep you informed.
This story will be updated.