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Seaford Schools to Re-Open Tuesday

Seaford Harbor School students will be educated in Seaford Manor School until power is restored to their building.

After missing more than a week of school due to damage caused by Superstorm Sandy, Seaford students will be returning to classes Tuesday.

The Seaford School District announced Monday afternoon on its website that schools would re-open for all students Tuesday. The Seaford Harbor School students will however be educated in Seaford Manor School due to their building still being without electricity and will stay there until the power returns.

District officials said that they anticipate bus transportation proceeding as normal to Seaford High School, Seaford Middle School and Seaford Manor School but ask parents’ understanding that “some disruptions may occur.” Seaford Harbor School students should report to their bus stops at regular times to be transported to Seaford Manor School. The district is asking that Seaford Harbor School parents who plan to drive their children to the Seaford Manor School drop them off by 9:20 a.m. at the main entrance off Washington Avenue to avoid congestion. After school pickup for Seaford Harbor School students who do not ride buses will be at 3:30 p.m. also at the main entrance of the Manor School.

For Seaford Harbor School students who are walkers and whose families are unable to provide transportation, the district has arranged for a shuttle bus that will transport them from the Harbor School back parking lot to the Manor School. The shuttle bus will leave at approximately 9:15 a.m. and will return students to the Harbor School back parking lot before 4 p.m.

When Harbor School students arrive at the Manor School Tuesday they will be directed to the building’s All Purpose Room and be reunited with their classroom teacher and brought to their designated temporary classroom. Lunches and specials classes may need to take place in classrooms and other normal activities will need some adjustment, district officials explained.

“Our staff will endeavor to provide the best possible educational environment for our students during this challenging time,” the Seaford School District said in a statement on its website. “Harbor administrators, faculty members, and the nurse spent time in the Harbor School building on Monday gathering materials to aid in the instructional day Tuesday.”

District officals urge people to log on to its Superstorm Sandy update page for the latest on school operations this week. 

“We appreciate everyone’s support and cooperation during this unprecedented community tragedy,” district officials said. “We will recover steadily through our strength of community.”

In neighboring Wantagh, schools will remain closed Tuesday with a re-opening planned for Wednesday. The Levittown School District re-opened schools Monday. 

Lorraine DeVita November 08, 2012 at 07:37 PM
What ever your strengths are, what ever you can give, whatever time you can donate. pls email and volunteer, we can then hopefully match people up with specifc tasks and organizations that need help whether it be in distribution, collection etc. The PTA's motto is: ONE VOICE /EVERYCHILD Hopefully Seaford can para phrase ONE VOICE/ EVERY SEAFORD RESIDENT ourseafordneighbors@outlook.com
luvmykids November 09, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Thank you Lorraine...
Lorraine DeVita November 09, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Dont thank me, thank the ALL the organizations , all the vounteers , The PTA's, the FIRE DEPARMTENT and ALL the organizations, Churches , etc in Seaford who are working round the clock to help their neighbors. MANY MANY PEOPLE making a difference. MANY MANY people who are EFFECTED themselves but are selflessly putting their own situations aside to help others who are in worse shape. They embody a SEAFORD that despite differences on a mryiad of issues are working dilligently to do ANYTHING they can to HELP ... THATs who WE ALL have to thank.
Rick Jarvis November 10, 2012 at 04:16 AM
glad you kept her home if u felt that way but why ?
luvmykids November 10, 2012 at 01:08 PM
I was thanking you for making clear a message that wasn't so clear to me (and had been deleted)........I think we all have thanked, continue to thank and continue to help those that are in need.......I don't think I've come across ONE person yet that hasn't done anything they can to help those in need..it just goes to show we are one hell of a community.....because of the way we are "UNITED" we will help everyone pull through this tough time.

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