School Closings Announced as Hurricane Sandy Approaches

Malverne, West Hempstead and Lynbrook schools cancel Monday classes.

Update: The Malverne School District and Lynbrook School District both announced Monday morning that they will also close its schools and cancel after school activities on Tuesday, Oct. 30.

With Hurricane Sandy knocking on Long Island's door, schools in Malverne, West Hempstead and Lynbrook have decided to close theirs Monday.

The Malverne School District, West Hempstead School District and Lynbrook School District all announced Sunday that classes and after-school activities for Monday, Oct. 29, have been canceled due to the approaching storm.

Our Lady of Peace School in Lynbrook  announced that it will be closed Monday due to "expected dangerous weather conditions," As of 2:30 p.m.,  Our Lady of Lourdes School in Malverne, and the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County, had also posted messages stating that they would not be open on Oct. 29. St. Thomas the Apostle in West Hempstead will close Monday too.

The American Red Cross will be utilizing West Hempstead High School as an evacuation shelter beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday  evening for anyone who may need such services. Kosher meals will be available.

Patch has been tracking Hurricane Sandy all weekend. Click here for the latest update.

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This story was updated at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 29.

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