SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A mid-morning storm on March 1 featured heavy rains and thunder along with a lightning strike that hit a transformer on Lake Avenue resulting in power outages at both South Plainfield High School and Grant School.

As a result of the power outages, toilets were not working at Grant and all fifth and sixth grade students were evacuated to South Plainfield Middle School. Grant students will be dismissed at the regular time (2:10 p.m.) and must be must picked up at the middle school; those Grant students transported by bus will board at the middle school and will arrive at assigned stops as scheduled. Additionally, the Grant School Latchkey Program has been relocated to South Plainfield Middle School.

Please note that South Plainfield High School, which lost power briefly, will be dismissed at 2 p.m. to alleviate the high traffic flow expected from middle school pick-up.

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According to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Noreen Lishak, as of press time, the electric issue has been temporarily fixed with a full repair scheduled for Thursday, March 2. 

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