A plumbing problem has forced a Saskatoon school to cancel classes for the rest of the day. 

The water at École St. Gerard School had to be turned off for plumbers to repair a problem at the Mount Royal-area school.

Administration is sending the 490 students home for the rest of the day. Parents are being contacted so they can pick up their children.

The school said that buses will continue to run as per usual for students who remain at the school at dismissal time this afternoon.