Winters Elementary School in Pawtucket to remain closed to in-person learning next week

This is a photo of Henry J. Winters Elementary in Pawtucket. (WLNE)

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — Winters Elementary School in Pawtucket will remain closed for the next two weeks, according to the district’s acting superintendent.

In a letter to parents, acting superintendent Lisa Benedetti-Ramzi said due to extensive water damage the building sustained students will remain on distance learning through Feb. 17. The district is on winter break the following week.

She said the contractor and restoration company have been working all week to make the necessary repairs after a pipe burst Sunday causing damage to three floors of the school.

“We understand this is exceptionally difficult for families, but it is what is needed to ensure your children are able to return to a safe and clean learning environment,” wrote the acting superintendent

She said food services will continue at the same locations as this week and potential in-person student activities are being considered.

The brand new school first opened to students and staff at the beginning of the school year.

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