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.