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Classes Cancelled at McCluer on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022 - 9/19/22

Dear McCluer Families and Staff,


As part of our commitment to safety as well as clear communication and transparency, this message is to inform you of today’s events and how we came to the difficult decision to cancel class at McCluer tomorrow. 


This morning, when staff arrived for the day, the building was warmer than usual. Staff notified building administration who immediately contacted FFSD facilities. The facilities department began repairs on the HVAC unit to bring the temperature down to the appropriate level; however, temperatures remained warm in the building.  


As the school day continued, during one of the lunch periods, someone set off a smoke bomb in one of the restrooms on the lower level of M2. The smoke activated the fire alarm, and students and staff evacuated immediately. As students evacuated the building, several fights ensued. Staff immediately responded as well as additional security and police officers who deescalated the situation and restored order. The smoke cleared, and students and staff re-entered the building. All students were dismissed for the afternoon following our normal dismissal procedures. 


Facilities staff were able to locate and install a replacement part to repair the HVAC system this afternoon but that repair was not completed until late this afternoon. 

In light of today’s events, we need to pause and press reset. McCluer will not have school tomorrow Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. Classes will resume on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. 


Families, we are committed to school being a safe place to get a great education.  We need your help.  The overwhelming majority of our students come to school to learn, and they’re frustrated when a few students disrupt education for all.  We need your help to encourage your students to come to school, focus on learning, and do the right thing. 


Please watch for an additional message with information regarding a town hall meeting Monday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at McCluer High School. The meeting will address student behavior and expectations. We want all students to learn at the highest level, and we can do this if we work together.



Dr. Joseph Davis