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Salt Lake City students prepare to start school after windstorm canceled first week of classes

Posted at 9:16 PM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 23:16:17-04

SALT LAKE CITY — For students in Salt Lake City, Monday will be the first day of school after hurricane-force winds canceled the first week of classes.

“It was kind of stressful,” said Emma Hopper.

Hazel Wilde was in her online class Thursday morning when she learned heard the first day was canceled, again.

“It kind of gave me anxiety because I’m like, when is school going to start,” said Wilde.

Salt Lake School District Interim Superintendent Larry Madden wished it had gone differently.

"My apologies for that. We got more information this morning when we realized the magnitude that was still out [of power] and the magnitude of kids who didn’t have internet access,” said Madden.

Canceling the first week will help families recover from the storm, said Madden, who hopes to start the year off right.

“We want nothing more than to have kids back in school. We’ve wanted that from the start,” said Madden.

Tough delays for students, but they seem to understand.

“It’s kind of stressful but they are trying their best,” said Quince Ott.