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E-learning day called due to power outage

Room 203 on the morning of Sept. 6. Photo Source: @barryredhawk on Twitter/X

An overnight storm on Sept. 6 caused a power outage at Naperville Central High School and surrounding neighborhoods, resulting in an e-learning day being called by the district.

Power was restored to Central at around 9 a.m., and school will be held as usual on Sept. 7, according to a Talk203 message.

“Due to the continued power outage and uncertainty regarding when it will be restored, Naperville Central High School will have an e-Learning Day today, Wednesday, Sept. 6,” said a Talk203 message sent out to parents and students.

Athletics will practice and play as usual on Sept. 6, but clubs and activities will not hold meetings or practices, according to a Talk203 message.

E-learning instruction was entirely asynchronous, and included digital activities, worksheets and recorded lessons. Zoom and other types of synchronous learning were not used.

“Students should expect to receive at least five hours of asynchronous instruction or school work through their Canvas accounts,” the Talk203 said. “Students will be given assignments aligned to current learning progression and goals.”

According to, a combined 820 customers from DuPage and Will county lost their power. Central Senior Luka Van Osdol was one of those customers.

“Today I was surprised [that we called an e-learning day] because I have no power- how am I gonna get my work done?” Van Osdol said. 

Jake Pfeiffer contributed to this story.

This story was updated to include  the status of Central’s power, along with information about club and activity meetings.

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C.J. Getting, News Editor
C.J. is a junior entering his third year on Staff for the Central Times. He’s always loved writing news, and is excited to work as the News Editor this year. When he’s not writing for CT, C.J. can be found captaining the Debate Team or helping out SAC or JSA. He also desperately needs to detox from volunteering. After graduation, C.J. hopes to major in Political Science and spend too much money on Law School someday.

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