Masconomet Middle School is committed to supporting each student’s academic, physical, emotional, and social development as a young adolescent. Our students are actively engaged in their own learning and personal growth. Students are provided challenging opportunities that demonstrate and apply their abilities to be creative, think critically, work collaboratively, and exhibit positive character while interacting in a global and technology-centric society.
This is to notify you that we experienced a power outage today at Masconomet. The power went out at approximately 11:45 and came back on at 1:30 p.m. The middle school remained in a Shelter in Place during this period, which allowed teaching and learning to continue as normal. Once the power returned, we moved to 7th block classes. We moved any internal classrooms to an area that receives external light and had flashlights or allowed students to use the light on their cell phone if light was needed to use the bathroom in an emergency. I am proud and pleased to share with you that everyone was flexible and cooperative and that all went well during this period. We did have two students that were in the elevator at the time of the power outage but the fire department came to help release them from the elevator. The students were fine and stayed at school for the remainder of the day. As we had altered our end of the day activities by the time power had resumed, we continued today with the announcement that had been shared that all extra help, activities and meetings at the middle school were cancelled this afternoon, with one exception. The math team will go to their afterschool math meet in Rockport today.
It was an unusual experience but again I am so proud of the way that everyone reacted and worked to continue with as normal of a day as was possible under the circumstances.