We asked Scarsdale School Board President Liz Guggenheimer for an update on the reopening of the Scarsdale Schools and here is what she shared on November 1, 2012: I hope you, your family and the entire school community are managing safely and well under the circumstances. Below is my most current information. (I too, like many staff and families, am without phones, email, internet, but I am temporarily at an internet site and well)
- As of last night only Heathcote and Scarsdale High School had power. As far as I know, none of the schools have Internet connection or phones.
- The Village has been doing a great job clearing streets, and the School Administration and Village officials are in contact and coordinating. Clearing the streets and ensuring public safety are an important priority.
- We can consider openings (full, partial) once the streets are clear and power and phones are restored in the schools.
Here is the text of the October 31st email from the School District to school families:
This is Linda Purvis, Assistant Superintendent for the Scarsdale Public Schools. Five of the District's seven schools have no electrical power and we have been told that the earliest power could be restored would be Friday afternoon. Many roads are still blocked off and communication systems are down.
Accordingly, based on the information we currently have, Dr. McGill has decided that it would be prudent to close schools for the remainder of the week (Thursday and Friday.) We will re-open on Monday. You will be notified if there are changes to this schedule.
Thank you for your patience. Please stay safe.
And here is the last message from SHS Principal Kenneth Bonamo:
I hope you and your families made it through the storm safely. I wanted to share with you two quick bulletins.
First, end-of-marking-period testing (the tests that were supposed to begin today) will be postponed until at least 3 days after our return to school. A specific testing schedule will be shared by the end of our first day back. Second, the house meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, November 8.
Again, I hope this message finds you safe and sound, and I wish us all a speedy return to normalcy.