McBride Elementary is closed September 15

Schools & Students

McBride Elementary has been closed today (Sep. 15) after a third-floor sprinkler failed and flooded the east wing of the school.

The sprinkler went off before school started so no students were in the building at the time. Parents and guardians who arrived at the school with their children took them home again.

Staff will stay with the few students who are at the school until their parents or guardians arrive to collect them.

VSB maintenance staff and a restoration company are on site to mop up the water, dry out the building and repair the damage, which is extensive in some areas.

A decision about arrangements for Monday (Sep. 18) will be made later today.

Update: McBride Elementary will reopen Monday