Rio Rancho Public Schools sent an email and call blast Thursday night to let parents know that classes at Rio Rancho High School have been canceled for Friday.
According to the release, Rio Rancho High School experienced an electrical power failure. Rio Rancho Public Schools maintenance staff worked diligently with Wizer Electric throughout the evening to find a solution. As of 10:03 p.m., RRPS announced that it did not not appear that the school will have power restored in time for the start of school Friday or in time to ensure all security systems and information technology systems are functioning properly.
The district sent an email reading:
“We are appreciative of those who have been working and continue to work to resolve the issue. As of now, the Homecoming game and other after-school activities will continue as scheduled, but please watch your emails for any changes. School for Rio Rancho High School will resume on Monday. All other schools are in session tomorrow.”
Friday afternoon, RRPS announced more changes caused by the power failure.
The Rams homecoming football game was moved to Cleveland High School’s Lightning Bolt Stadium.
The RRHS Hall of Fame induction, which was originally scheduled to take place before the game, was canceled and will be rescheduled.
Homecoming activities, including the Coronation Ceremony and “Mums for Moms,” were postponed for a future game.
The homecoming dance was initially postponed early Friday afternoon but around 6 p.m. RRPS sent notice to parents that Saturday’s dance will be held as scheduled.
More information on the rescheduling of the homecoming activities will be communicated at a later date.
The district said in a statement:
“We are delighted to report that we have successfully located the source of the power problem that led to the school closure. Our maintenance team has worked tirelessly to resolve the issue and ensure that the school is safe and fully operational for tomorrow’s dance.
We can’t wait to see our students come together for a night of fun, laughter, and dancing. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all our families for their understanding and support during this time.”