Early Dismissal Wednesday in Southampton Schools

No afternoon, evening activities either as incoming nor'easter makes its way toward Long Island.

"Due to deteriorating weather conditions," Southampton School District is dismissing students early on Wednesday as a nor'easter makes its way toward Long Island.

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning starting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, through 4 a.m. Thursday, for all of Suffolk County. Wind gusts could reach up to 60 miles per hour, and with many limbs loose and large tree roots saturated – and many trees near toppling over – from last week's storm, Wednesday's storm is expected to cause further damage as utility crews work to plug back in over 170,000 LIPA customers who still remain without power.

School officials noted the following: "high school and intermediate schools will be dismissed at 12:30 PM and the elementary school will be dismissed at 1:30 PM. Students in all three buildings will be served lunch.

"There will be no afternoon BOCES or Alternative School classes. In addition, all afternoon and evening activities, including athletics, clubs, and meetings will be canceled as well."

Coastal flooding is also possible in areas already suffering from Sandy’s storm surge. The NWS warned of a 3-foot tidal surge and 8-12-foot waves capable of causing even more beach erosion. A Storm Warning is in effect for the waters surrounding the region.


David D'Agostino November 07, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Farmer, I have to say that your comment is asinine. Firstly, school's are being closed for safety reasons, secondly, teachers and students will have to make up these classes over holidays and summer break.
not a farmer November 07, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Correction David, they dont make up days when the stay til 12:30 as they normally do for "early dismissal and are doing today. its all part of the abuse of the system. FULL pay for HALF days at the expense and inconvenience of the children and taxpayers (salary payers). all about the teachers. why should they have to work? everyone else at work is leaving today, right? what a joke. they only work 180 days as it is... start deducting production from there. thats why we are so far behind and losing ground to sensible systems in other countries. kids lose teachers win.
David D'Agostino November 07, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Farmer, what about the other 10 days you refer to. Your post is unnecessarily political and an extremely dumb response to a story meant to notify parents. Give it a rest.
not a farmer November 07, 2012 at 04:56 PM
David D"Agostino, Thank you for your professional response including the personal attack and name calling. Im glad to hear you call me asinine and dumb. you represent yourself well. The patch is lucky to have your important comment.
David D'Agostino November 07, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Firstly, I did not call you dumb and asinine, but your comment, "Your POST is unnecessarily political and an extremely dumb response ". Secondly, you are very welcome, but give yourself some credit, you earned it.


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