Message from the Superintendent:
Certainly the earthquake this afternoon was a surprise to everyone. I am
thankful that this was not the first day of school for students. As a
precaution, we have done a visual check of every school building during the last
three hours. While there is some cracking in plaster and seams, there are no
visible signs of structural damage, no reports of broken glass, and no
indication of the compromise of any structure.
The one issue that we
have discovered is a crack in the cover of the sidewalk near the entrance of
Huntingtown High School. We have no reason to believe that the sidewalk cover is
seriously damaged, but as a precaution we will not use the main entrance of HHS
until we have a structural engineer examine the supporting masonry. The rest of
HHS looks fine.
We will continue to be in close communication with the
county emergency operations center and post updates if any are
As of now school will open tomorrow as planned. We will
continue to monitor the facilities and make any changes that are necessary for
the safety and well-being of students and adults.
Jack Smith, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools