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Lynbrook, West Hempstead Schools Closed Friday, Malverne Classes Resuming Nov. 7

School closings announced for remainder of the week and early next week.

West Hempstead, Malverne and Lynbrook schools will remain closed on Friday, Nov. 2 and through the weekend as the communities continues to recover from Hurricane Sandy.

John Hogan, superintendent of West Hempstead Schools told Patch, that in addition to classes all district activities for the next three days are canceled too.

"The community of West Hempstead is still dealing with power outages, which include three of the district's buildings, and dangerous driving conditions due to downed trees, power lines and non-functioning traffic signals," Hogan said. "Additionally, many district staff members are dealing with the aftermath of Sandy in their own homes and personal lives. The health and safety of all our students, parents, residents and staff members are our top priorities. Our deep concern is with all of those who have been so adversely affected by this devastating storm."

The Malverne School District will not resume classes until Wednesday, Nov. 7, but is asking staff to report on Monday, Nov. 5.

"Due to ongoing problems with road conditions and lack of power for many students and staff members, the Malverne Schools will remain closed the remainder of this week, including Saturday," Spiro Colaitis, assistant superintendent for district operations, told Patch Thursday afternoon.

Colaitis explained, "We will reopen Monday morning, Nov. 5, for staff only.  Students will report at their usual time Wednesday morning, Nov. 7 for a full day of school."

The district is asking all non-instructional staff to report at their normal time on Monday. Instructional staff, including teacher assistants, are to report at 9 a.m. in their normal buildings with the exception of the Davison staff, who are to report to Downing as Davison is the only building that does not have power as of Thursday afternoon. Security aides and monitors are not to report until Wednesday, Nov. 7 at their normal assignments.

The Lynbrook School District announced late Thursday afternoon that its schools would remained closed Friday, Nov. 2.

Prior to the storm, Our Lady of Peace School in Lynbrook, Our Lady of Lourdes School in Malverne and St. Thomas the Apostle School in West Hempstead had already planned to be closed Thursday, Nov. 1, for All Saints Day and Friday, Nov. 2, for a diocesan teachers conference. Classes are expected to resume at all three schools Monday until further notice.

Patch was still awaiting word from the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County and Grace Lutheran Day School. 

Check back throughout the day for more school closing announcements.

Karen Brohm November 01, 2012 at 07:35 PM
West Hempstead will be coordinating a relief effort for those of our district most affected by Hurricane Sandy, especially our Island Park families. We will be at the high school collecting blankets, warm clothes, water and non perishable foods that don't need to be cooked. Friday and Saturday 12-4pm Also paper towels, garbage bags, rubber gloves and such to aid in the cleaning efforts.
Gina Genti November 01, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Karen forward your collection info to Lizsmith@hulafrog.com. They will help share your information.

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