Letter to Roosevelt Families

May 18, 2017

Dear Roosevelt Families,

Roosevelt School is dedicated to maintaining a strong partnership with parents in our effort to provide the very best education for students. Key to that partnership is open communication. For this reason, I want to make you aware of the facts surrounding a power outage that occurred today.

A power outage in the Roosevelt School area affected the school today, causing a loss of power, phones and computer usage at the school from 10:30am until noon. As a result, some adjustments had been made. Our first and third lunches of the day were unaffected, however the 2nd lunch was substituted with a cold lunch for our 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students.

Classes resumed as scheduled as we did have partial lighting throughout the building.

The following is information we received from ComEd: Due to a severe weather system that produced lightening and severe wind gusts as high as 60-70mph, approximately 16,000 customers are experiencing power outages. ComEd crews are working around the clock and have already successfully restored power to over 70,000 customers. Our area continues to be under a wind advisory through the afternoon. As a result, some customers may experience intermittent outages.

Student safety is our top priority. I am proud of the way Roosevelt School staff and students responded to the situation.  Our school followed established procedures to ensure the safety of students, and students and staff carried on with normal operations as much as possible throughout this incident.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Patrick Keller