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8/25/22 Update on Evacuation

Salem Elementary Families,


This message is to inform you about an incident that affected our school today. Please know that all students are safe.


This morning, the carbon dioxide monitors in the boiler room started going off. Per protocol, we immediately evacuated and contacted the Apex Fire Department and WCPSS maintenance. 


WCPSS maintenance personnel and the Apex Fire Department are on campus investigating. They have determined that it is safe for students to return to their classrooms.


All students have resumed their academic day and we plan on having a successful day of teaching and learning today. Our students and staff did an outstanding job of being orderly and following all directions quickly and efficiently. I could not be prouder of the Salem Elementary community. Also, thank you to the Apex Fire department for an incredibly quick response and problem solving. If you have any questions, please call the school office.


Thank you for your continued support of our school.



Dr. Sarah Oatsvall