Air conditioning won’t be ready for first day at North Mianus School
GREENWICH — North Mianus School students will not have air conditioning until October because new units cannot be delivered until then, school officials told parents Thursday, just a week before the new school year begins.
This summer, the district began work to install a new heating ventilation and air conditioning system at North Mianus. But the new units will not be delivered for another month-and-a-half, Greenwich Public Schools Director of Facilities Daniel Watson said Thursday.
“We had originally been promised that the equipment would arrive with sufficient time to have the units up and running for the first day of school, but due to delivery delays we are now looking at October 15 as the first day to have the system available,” Watson wrote in a signed letter to parents.
The office is pushing for an earlier delivery, Watson said. But in the meantime, a temporary portable fan will be set up in each classroom.
Principal Angela Schmidt emailed the letter from Watson to parents Thursday and included her own advice.
“We would also strongly encourage students to wear light (or) cool clothing,” Schmidt wrote in the email to North Mianus parents. “Refillable water bottles are welcome. If you send in a water bottle, please label it with your child’s name.”
Watson concluded the email by thanking parents for their cooperation.
“We understand that this is not an ideal solution, and we ask for your patience during the first few weeks for the new school year.”