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Temporary Location Announced for DC Elementary School Infested With Bed Bugs, Pests

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    No School Monday for Some DC Elementary Students

    Hundreds of children will not go to school Monday and Tuesday after bed bugs and rodents were discovered at Savoy Elementary School in Southeast DC. News4's Darcy Spencer explains what next for the students and their parents. (Published Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017)

    Students who attend a Southeast D.C. elementary school will be relocated to another public school after rodents and bed bugs were discovered at their school.

    D.C. Public Schools sent a letter to parents of Savoy Elementary School students on Friday, saying workers would thoroughly clean the school building and replace all soft materials, including rugs, cots, blankets and pillows, on Monday, Feb. 6 and Tuesday, Feb. 7.

    Students won't have school on Monday and Tuesday, but they can get breakfast, lunch and dinner at Barry Farm Recreation center at 1230 Summer Rd. SE, officials announced Sunday.

    Below are the times and locations where student can get their meals:

    DC School Closed for Rodent and Bed Bug Problems

    [DC] DC School Closed for Rodent and Bed Bug Problems
    D.C. officials closed Savoy Elementary School in Southeast after bed bug and rodent concerns at the school. News4's Darcy Spencer learned what families should expect over the next few days.
    (Published Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017)

     

    • Grab-and-go breakfast from 8 am to 9:30 am in the lobby  
    • Lunch from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm in the multi-purpose room  
    • Dinner from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the multi-purpose room

     

    Starting Wednesday, students will attend school at the Ferebee Hope Elementary School campus at 3999 8th St. SE. DCPS will provide transportation to and from the new location. 

    Officials said they would follow up with more details by Tuesday afternoon.

    Savoy Elementary School, at 2400 Shannon Place, Southeast, will have to pass a safety and health inspection after the cleaning, according to the letter.

    DCPS Press Secretary Michelle Lerner said on Friday that Savoy Elementary students "will be at a different building location for several weeks" before they can go back to the school. Lerner did not give further information about the other location.

    Parents who have concerns about their child's health should contact their doctor, Wilson advised in the letter.