An email sent out by Jordan School Superintendent Bruce St. John and received by News.
Com.au this morning says Jordan School district has experienced an overwhelming volume of e-mails and text messages about their website and has had to shut down its website for maintenance.
“We are sorry that we have been unable to respond to all of the e-mail and text message inquiries,” St. Johns statement read.
“At this time, we are not able to provide any further details regarding the status of our website or the situation at our school.”
St. John’s statement says the school district has received an overwhelming number of e, text, and call requests from people across the world in the past 24 hours.
“Due to the number of messages and e-mails we have received, we have made the decision to temporarily suspend the website for this maintenance period,” the statement said.
“It has been a difficult day for all of us and we want to sincerely thank everyone who has been patient and kind as we have worked through this difficult situation.”
Jordan School District will be closed today, Tuesday, May 15.
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News.com “We have taken steps to improve our website and e mail system and to restore access to all students and their families,” St Johns said in a statement.
“Our website has now been restored to its previous configuration.
However, we will continue to work with our IT team to ensure that the website is functional as it was prior to this disruption.”
The statement says it is “critical that our school district remain open to students, staff and the community.”
Com reporter Daniel Siegel attended the district this morning and shared a number of videos and photos with the media on social media.
Newsreader Jordan Thomas told News.COM.AU he was in the cafeteria with his students when they were told the website had been offline.
“My son had a birthday party today and we were told to get the kids up and go get the birthday cake and that they were just going to go to their house and get some cookies,” Thomas said.
The school district had to hold a news conference at 9:00am to announce the closure.
Students and staff had been expected to attend a memorial service for students at 8:30pm.
Jordan Thomas says staff were told they would have to stay home today to go out for the memorial service.
“I think we have to make sure they are safe,” Thomas told newsreader Daniel Sanger.
Newsreader Daniel Schubert says it will take a lot of work and effort to reopen the school.
“There is so much to keep them all busy,” he said.
“This is the first time we have ever had this kind of disruption.”
“We just want to make certain that everyone is okay, and to give everybody a little bit of a smile to be able to go back in and have a celebration,” he told Newsreader Daniel Schechter.
News reader Jordan Thomas says it took a lot to get Jordan School back online.
“Everyone is just so excited,” he says.
A small crowd of school staff and students gathered outside the school on Wednesday morning.
NewsReader Daniel Sager says the district is working to regain connectivity.
“Our students are just very relieved that everything is back online, and the students are happy to see their friends again,” he tells Newsreader Dan Schechters story.
News Reporter Daniel Sauer says Jordan school district is not in lockdown.
News Reader Daniel Schectter says Jordan is back up and running.
Newsreaders Daniel Sayer and Daniel Schuler have been reporting from the school for the last two days.
Follow Daniel Scheller on Twitter: @DanielSchechterNewsreader Dan Sayer says Jordan was one of the hardest hit schools.
“One of the hard hit schools that we reported on today,” he writes.
The newsreader tells NewsReaders Daniel Schechtter and Daniel Sierth that Jordan School is not being locked down but is instead being monitored by police and has been closed to the public.
NewsReaders Dan Sanger and Daniel Schellter are reporting from Jordan today.