Early yesterday evening we were notified of a fire on the roof of Rideau Park School. Thanks to the quick response of the Calgary Fire Department it was extinguished before causing major damage.
The fire was contained to the roof over the school addition that houses the music room and gymnasium. There was also water damage in the addition. Early reports indicate there is little smoke damage to the school. Thankfully no staff or students were present at the time of the fire.
This is expected to have little to no impact on school opening in September; however, we will know more in the coming days. We are also working to clarify its impact on the flood mitigation work that commenced a few weeks ago.
We will keep parents updated via email and the school website as we find out more information. Thank you for your support.