OPRF High School closes for day due to water emergency

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Oak Park-River Forest High School canceled all classes and after-school activities for the day, including all athletic practices and games, due to a break in a water main near the daycare playground and tennis courts.

“Unfortunately, we have been informed at this time that we must shut off the water in the entire building in order to repair the break, so the sprinkler system is not operable, all bathrooms are shut down, and food service cannot operate,” according to a news release from OPRF sent earlier today.

Students were dismissed this morning by classroom and floor before 10:30 a.m. Any students who needed to arrange for transportation were attended to by the security staff at the school.

The news release continues, “Without any facilities available, we are not able to provide any alternative activities or supervision for students while the building is closed. We recognize that this will create a major inconvenience, and likely concern, for many families. Please understand that the extremity of the circumstances have necessitated this decision. We do not make it lightly.”

OPRF is expected to resume its regular schedule tomorrow after repair work is completed this evening.

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