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No Classes for Lynbrook Wednesday, Waverly Students Relocating

While staff will report Nov. 7, Lynbrook students will stay home for an eighth day.

Classes have been cancelled for Lynbrook School District students for an eighth straight day due to Mother Nature.

Although Malverne and West Hempstead public school students will return to class Wednesday, Lynbrook students will stay home. While Hurricane Sandy and her aftermath were responsible for shutting down Lynbrook schools for the first seven days, this time it's the approaching Nor'easter that has motivated school officials to cancel classes. 

The district posted the following message on its Web site:

"Due to the potential timing and impact of tomorrow's Nor'easter, the Lynbrook Public Schools will be closed for students on Wednesday, Nov. 7 While students should not report to school, all faculty and staff should report to their schools."

With its site finally up an running again, the distict also updated residents on the status of its buildings post-Sandy. Waverly Park Elementary School in East Rockaway, which was among the hardest hit areas on Nassau County's South Shore, is still without electricity and will be without power for longer than the district initially expected

Although Waverly students and teachers are expected to report to their school when classes resume on Thursday, Nov. 8, they will be relocated to either Marion Street or West End elementary schools for instruction.

The district explained:

Students should be dropped off at Waverly Park at 8:30 a.m. Grades 1 and 2 will be attending Marion Street. Grades 3, 4, and 5 will be attending West End. Students and teachers will be transported directly to, and back from, these schools ... Parents of Waverly Park students should drop off and pick up students only at Waverly Park. Teachers and their students will travel together.

 Waverly Park students will be transported back to Waverly Park for 3 p.m. dismissal.Those students who attend the YMCA program will remain at either Marion Street or West End. 

The district said that this plan is only temporary as it works on "an alternative solution until power is fully restored to the building."

Acknowledging that some district residents may have been temporarily displaced or may have taken in families from other communities due to Hurricane Sandy, the Lynbrook Board of Education will be holding a special meeting on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. in the High School Cafeteria to answer questions.

MARY-JO BARTASH November 07, 2012 at 02:58 AM
Is Greis Park preschool open tomorrow? We got a call this morning, stating that it is, but then got the call, this evening, stating that Lynbrook schools were closed.
Tara Conry (Editor) November 07, 2012 at 03:14 AM
The call was probably only referring to Lynbrook School District schools. I'm not familiar with the pre-school. Is that run by a separate entity?
Melissa Pinto November 07, 2012 at 03:15 AM
They honestly can't keep this school closed forever they need to reopen.
BigIdeas November 07, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Good thing Lynbrook voted to spend all their emergency funds on a truf field.
Stacy Miller November 08, 2012 at 12:06 AM
Lynbrook's website is down again and phone is busy. Is there school tomorrow for Lynbrook h.s???
the big kahuna November 08, 2012 at 11:13 AM
very poor leadership dr burak. we should have opened the schools that had power. And we got held up by the waverly parents who didnt want classes split. that bs this is a serious time for all. put away your selfishness. we need leadership in this district and dr burak failed in her only attempt
The New Normal November 11, 2012 at 05:12 PM
We are a community that works together to help and educate our children. Those accusations from the Big Kahuna are extremely offensive. What are you teaching your children? As a Waverly parent my daughter was so excited to have the opportunity to meet children at West End that she otherwise won't meet till High School. The community that lives by Waverly Park has been with out power almost going on 2 weeks now. Some of these families remained and have had to deal with the cold temperatures. My family and I have offered our community neighbors, meals, hot water, hands for cleaning. Just curious what you and your children have done besides accuse others that you don't even know? My family and I have been dispensing supplies to the Rockaways and Long Beach this whole week. What have you been doing accept for making accusations? Who is the selfish one?
kayla marsh November 15, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Typical "waverly" parent. Needs EVERYONE to know Your heartache. Wah! Did you miss a nail appointment also? Waverly Park is not the only part of Lynbrook that did not have power for 2 weeks. Unlike what you all think over there, it is not all about you, all the time!!! Also, typical, you need to print in a newspaper all the good you have done: "dispensing supplies". Lemme guess, outfits, that are sooo last year, you put in a bag and put on a bus. congrats. Not that you need to know, but we have had groups of people actually getting there hands dirty, cleaning out basements and such. Welcome to the real world.

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