Aitken Elementary to Begin In-Person Curriculum Tuesday, Sept. 29, Remote Learning Begins Sept. 15
SEEKONK — Superintendent Rich Drolet and Aitken Elementary Principal John Haidemenos report that students attending the Aitken Elementary School will begin the school year with full-remote learning on Tuesday, Sept. 15, in place of the previously scheduled in-person hybrid learning.
All students at Aitken Elementary School will start the first two weeks fully remote and begin in-person hybrid learning on Tuesday, Sept. 29.
The two-week delay is due to unforeseen construction delays associated with the Aitken Elementary School building project. At this time, the building is still awaiting its final ventilator units to be installed in the remaining classrooms in the original portion of the building.
Following multiple walk-through inspections conducted throughout the afternoon yesterday by the town’s Building Commissioner, the school district’s Buildings and Grounds Supervisor, the town’s Building Official/Zoning Enforcement Officer and the Seekonk Fire Department, the district collectively agreed that more time is needed in order to safely reopen Aitken Elementary School for in-person learning.
“We would like to sincerely apologize for the inconvenience that we know this delay in in-person learning will cause families,” Superintendent Drolet said. “Principal Haidemenos will communicate any further updates regarding this current situation as soon as they are made available. We look forward to welcoming our students back in-person at Aitken in a few weeks. In the meantime, I would like to thank you all for your understanding and patience at this time.”
As a reminder, any student still in need of a electronic learning device should contact the Central Office at 508-399-5106 ex. 61112, or visit the school between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 25 Water Lane in the back of the middle school.