The smell at PHE appears to be from an aging and undersized septic system, due to the increase of students in our overcrowded elementary school. We are working on ventilating the building and have the septic company and propane company en route to attempt to remedy the situation. All students are safe. We will need to close the elementary school for the rest of the day.
All students are being bussed to the JSHS. Please come to the Hanover Jr/Sr High School (17050 S. Peyton Hwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80928) to pick up your student as soon as possible. Please call Hanover Jr/Sr High School (719-683-2247 ext. 112) with any questions.
Hanover School District is dedicated to alerting families as soon as possible with emergency alerts. A notification went out this morning via ParentSquare and Alma regarding the Prairie Heights Elementary School precautionary evacuation due to a possible gas leak. Caller ID will show a number with a (503) area code for voice call and text recipients. If you are a parent/guardian and did not receive the message, please contact your school to verify we have your correct contact information. It is important that we are able to reach our parents and community in situations such as these.