Eagle Point AC update amid heat wave

Outside photo of Eagle Point Elementary from Western Avenue.

With the heat index forecast to be in the 90s as we begin the school year Thursday and Friday, we wanted to make you aware that Eagle Point Elementary School is experiencing problems with our air conditioning system.

Many of our classrooms have been very warm and, in some cases, uncomfortable this week as our teachers and staff have been getting ready for the new year. The district’s HVAC contractor is aware of the problem and is awaiting delivery of parts needed to fix the system. We anticipate that work will be completed next week.

The air conditioning has been working properly this week in some of our larger spaces, like the cafeteria, library and gym. Most of our hallways also have been comfortable.

In the meantime, we are working with the district’s Maintenance and Operations Department to have some portable air conditioning units available Thursday and Friday to address rooms where temperatures may be the highest.

We ask that our students dress comfortably Thursday and Friday with lightweight and loose-fitting clothing. Please also send your student to school with a water bottle; we will make sure all of our students have plenty of opportunities to stay hydrated.

We also are planning to limit outdoor activities Thursday and Friday if the heat index reaches into the 90s as forecast.

Thank you for your patience and partnership as we prepare for the new year.