Monday, May 08, 2017

Cypress Elementary School Closed Due to Wildfire Smoke

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (May 8, 2017) – Due to smoky conditions associated with the Starkey Park wildfire, the Pasco County school district has made the decision to close Cypress Elementary School today.

Parents are being notified now via automated message.  Those who drop-off students will be advised to return them home for the day.  Some school buses have already picked up school bus riders are returning them home.  Those buses and any other assigned to Cypress Elementary are being rerouted.to River Ridge middle and high school.

Staff monitored the wildfires over the weekend, and smoke was not a problem, but winds have shifted and now the smoke is blowing toward the school.  Weather and wind conditions may cause more closings until this fire is completely extinguished.