MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Classes will resume tomorrow at Columbia High School after a water main break shut the school down today, and testing for AP exams and the NJSLA science test has been rescheduled as a result of the incident.
Columbia High School Assistant Principal Terry Woolard sent an email out to parents at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday. The email reads:
"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."
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The revised schedule for the NJSLA-S can be found by clicking on the link.
School officials assessed the damage once the water was turned off and made repairs, according to Columbia High School Board of Education President Annmarie Maini.