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Classes relocated, homeroom canceled due to excessive heat

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Jay Deegan
Relocated students work in Central’s auditorium on Aug 24.

Classes in 19 of Central’s classrooms will have the option to relocate to the Auditorium due to excessive heat on Thursday, Aug. 24. Homeroom for the day will also be canceled and the school will follow the Monday and Friday bell schedule.

Rooms 219-228, 313, 315 and 319-325 will all have the option to relocate.

“We were alerted that it was like a sauna in some rooms, and we went upstairs and verified,” Principal Jackie Thornton said. “It was uncomfortably hot. I think the temperature reading in one room was 86 degrees with no people in there and the lights off at 8 p.m. So we worked with those department chairs to determine which are the rooms that are affected, and made a decision to move those for the day.”

According to Thornton, the heat is not a result of any technical issues.

“Our HVAC units are working at their full capacity,” Thornton said. “But it is 100 degrees outside and one of our exterior walls is missing [due to ongoing construction].”

Homeroom was canceled due to a combination of the heat and relocations, Thornton said.

“The homeroom plan had all freshmen in the main gym to learn how to be Redhawks in the stands and learn their class cheer,” Thornton said. “[The gym is] not air conditioned and not a good idea [to have that many students in]. So it’s just easier with all the moving pieces today to take the homeroom piece out.”

Relocated teachers should expect to be back in their classrooms on Aug. 25, Thornton said.

“We believe that as long as everything stays in operation, that the cooler temperatures tomorrow [Aug. 25] will mean we’ll be back in those classrooms,” Thornton said.

 

This story is still developing, and will be updated as more information becomes available. 

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Jake Pfeiffer
Jake Pfeiffer, Editor-in-Chief
Jake Pfeiffer is a senior, entering his third year on the Central Times staff, this time as Editor-in-Chief. Jake joined CT as a sophomore because he wanted to write news, but since then he has grown to love just about every element of journalism. While it is rare to see Jake anywhere other than the CT office, occasionally you can find him captaining Central’s debate team, watching baseball, listening to a seemingly endless amount of podcasts or drowning in college applications.
Jay Deegan
Jay Deegan, Print Managing Editor
Jay Deegan is a Junior at Central and happy to start his third year of journalistic adventures at the Central Times. Jay loves writing features and diving in-depth into issues that plague our community. In his free time Jay runs a freelance videography and photography business and loves to creatively express his interests in sports and filmmaking. If you’d like to join CT or have a tip, reach out!
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