Thing is, my school is one of the later starting ones in my district. If the authentication server went down last night rather than this morning, there's a significant number of schools where the staff and students might already be calling today a wash.
Instruction for my building doesn't start for 20 minutes. Hopefully this won't be our case as well.
And with my plan to adjust to this interesting problem, the servers are back up.
It's the best I could have hoped for.