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IWCS Seeking Participants for Adult Education Program

Isle of Wight County Schools will be offering free adult education classes throughout the school year. Classes will begin on October 15, 2018 and will conducted at both Smithfield High School and Windsor High School from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The deadline for registering is September 30, 2018.
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Because of the severe weather projected for the area, all Isle of Wight County Schools will be closed Wednesday through Friday of this week. Twelve month personnel will be notified about their status for tomorrow. There is no change in today’s schedule or after school activities. Thursday night’s School Board meeting is cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.
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Westside Elementary WILL BE OPEN on Thursday, September 6

Repairs have been completed to the Air Conditioning system at Westside Elementary! Westside Elementary will open at its regular time on Thursday, September 6.
We appreciate the patience of all the Westside families and staff and are excited to start the new school year on Thursday.
In addition, the two missed days will NOT need to be made up due to time already built into the school calendar.
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Westside Elementary Closed Wednesday, September 5, for Continued AC Issues

Isle of Wight County Schools' HVAC technicians and Trane consultants worked all day to resolve the air conditioning issue at Westside Elementary School. After removing the motor from one of the cooling towers, it was determined that the motor needed to be completely replaced. The part is being shipped from Pennsylvania and will be delivered by noon tomorrow, with installation finished by 4:00 pm tomorrow afternoon. Because of this timeline, Westside Elementary will be closed again tomorrow, Wednesday, September 5, and reopen on Thursday, September 6 operating on a regular schedule. We remind families that Westside Elementary, like many schools, does not have windows that open. The elevated temperature and humidity in the building, in conjunction with no air circulation, creates an unbearable and unhealthy environment for students and staff. We appreciate the patience of all Westside families and look forward to welcoming back students on Thursday, September 6.
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Westside Elementary School Closed Tuesday, September 4, Due to Emergency AC repairs

During a routine check of all buildings today in preparation for the first day of school, members of the IWCS Maintenance Department discovered that the cooling tower for Westside Elementary's air conditioning system had failed sometime late Sunday/early Monday. We are working with our vendor to find a replacement part, if available, and if not, to make repairs to the part. Therefore, we are having to cancel school tomorrow for Westside Elementary. We will know more about the status of the system by Tuesday afternoon and will update you as soon as we have a decision about school on Wednesday.

Please monitor your devices for updates through our Connect 5 system. You can also find information on our website,, as well as on our social media accounts.
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Bus Schedules are Posted

Please be aware that runs are continually being adjusted through the first month of school. Please be at the bus stop 10 minutes prior to listed time.
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