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PRINCIPAL's LETTER REGARDING Dec. 19, 2014 Fire at the DISD CAMPUS
Dear Longhorn Parents,
As many of you know, we experienced a minor fire at the school Friday afternoon. As with most cases, rumors and misinformation tend to fly around after moments of excitement, so here is the information regarding what occurred, what resulted and what will happen next.
Yes, there was a minor fire at school- originally reported as a kitchen fire, it turned out to be the heating unit over my office. At no time were there any flames in the building, large amounts of smoke or any danger to any students or staff. Mainly just a real strong electrical fire smell.
Yes, we evacuated the building- following our recently updated fire evacuation procedure, the staff effeciently evacuated the students to the football field where every student was accounted for. When it became apparent that they would need to be outside for an extended period of time, the great people at the Darrouzett Corner Drug Store offered to shelter the students inside for as long as needed. We had just conducted a practice fire drill earlier in the day, so everyone was well prepared. Our volunteer fire department responded quickly and professionally, just as we knew these local heroes would.
Yes, both the superintendent and principal were on their way with the boys basketball team to their tournament when the fire occurred- The school secretary contacted us and we turned the bus around in Perryton and came back to the school. The superintendent then stayed on campus for the remainder of the school day to make sure that your children were taken care of, all of the students were safely loaded on their buses and that the school was properly shut down for the day. And, yes, the boys basketball team won their game later that afternoon.
Yes, we still have school on Monday- every necessary part of the school's physical infrastructure is still working properly. I just don't have a working heater in my office (which is not necessarily a bad thing). We will still have Santa's Eve from 5:00-6:30 in the cafeteria on 12/22 and our Christmas program at 11:00 in the auditorium just prior to early release on 12/23. We really look forward to having you all on campus for these fun events!
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me up at the school. I am EXTREMELY proud of our Longhorn students, faculty and staff. They handled this challenge as they do every other situation that arises throughout the year: with poise and pride. I wish you and your families the happiest of holidays and look forward to continuing to work together towards the growth and success of your children in the upcoming year!
Troy Humphrey, M.Ed
Principal, Darrouzett ISD
DISD Christmas Program, 11 AM, Dec. 23rd
Early Dismissal on Dec. 23rd at 12 Noon
Classes will resume on Monday, January 5, 2015
HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!