The start of classes at Nautilus Elementary School were delayed until 9 a.m. Wednesday morning due to a power outage at the school.
An email sent out Wednesday morning by Lake Havasu Unified School District Human Resource Manager Lindsay Bitterman stated Nautilus was discovered without power that morning and the district was working with Unisource to “resolve the matter.”
A follow up email from Bitterman stated that power to Nautilus had been restored and the elementary school would be going ahead with its delayed start time of 9 a.m.
Nautilus principal Jon Moss says that school and district employees used all forms of communications to let families know the situation.
“District and school staff communicated with families through phone messages, automated text messages, posting on social media, radio, and within Class Dojo, our school communication app,” Moss said. “School staff was stationed at the crosswalks outside of Nautilus Elementary School with signs letting parents know about the outage. The rest of the staff were out front to answer any questions.”
Moss says that once the power was restored, parents were altered quickly and regular school operations such as the serving of breakfast were completed.
Moss says that Unisource has not provide a cause for the power outage but that “it affected several businesses and homes on the north side of town.”