Federick Elementary School in e-learning Friday
GRAYSLAKE, Ill. (WLS) -- Grayslake Middle School is set to be closed for several weeks to make repairs after this week's winter weather.
Roughly 600 Grayslake Middle School students were in e-learning Friday. Next Tuesday, the district will start holding classes at the University Center of Lake County.
After a week being out of their 5th and 6th grade classrooms, those students will return to the building on Monday. The school district said due to the scope of repairs needed to be made at Grayslake Middle School they building will not be able to reopen the 7th and 8th grade classrooms for an estimated four to six weeks.
Community Consolidated School District 46 said the school building has experienced problems with boilers, unit ventilators, and sprinkler heads.
Work to repair the frozen fire sprinkler system and the boiler has been done, the district said.
"We have significant concerns with boilers, unit ventilators, and sprinkler heads at GMS, a statement from CCSD 46 Superintendent Dr. Lynn Glickman read in part. "We know with certainty that GMS cannot open for students this week. Students will spend half of their time with teachers in an online learning environment and half of their time in asynchronous learning."
The administration says the facility at University Center of Lake County has spacious classrooms, an auditorium, a health center, and a kitchen which will allow for a smooth transition to the space. School officials saif they are still finalizing food service, getting school supplies moved over, and bussing and class schedules.
Another district school, Frederick Elementary School, will be in e-learning Friday as the fire repression system remains frozen and boilers are not providing enough heat.
On-site learning at the district's early childhood center and its five other schools have restarted.