Classes were canceled today at Providence Creek Academy in Clayton after school officials received word that physical education teacher Michael Rice had died.

Classes were canceled today at Providence Creek Academy in Clayton after school officials received word that physical education teacher Michael Rice had died.

This message was posted on school's website from Head of School Chuck Taylor and Board President Melissa Rhoads:

"Dear PCA Family,

We regret to inform you that Michael Rice our Physical Education teacher has passed away unexpectedly, therefore school was closed today. We will resume classes tomorrow at 10:00 AM with support staff from Providence Creek Academy and the Delaware Department of Education. We will post additional information as it becomes available."