(Editor's Note: The below message is a status update from Chappaqua schools Superintendent Lyn McKay. Item include: power back at three schools and exhaustion of snow days):
This is Lyn McKay, Superintendent of Chappaqua Schools. As I previously reported, all schools will be closed tomorrow, Friday, November 2. At this time, Greeley, Seven Bridges, and Grafflin have power.
The town Emergency Operations Center tells us that many roads are still blocked by trees and fallen wires. The town urges people to stay off the roads and has encouraged us not to open any schools as shelters for safety reasons. At this time, Rt. 133 and Rt. 117 are clear. Work to open Quaker Road will begin tomorrow.
All SATs scheduled to be given at Greeley on Saturday, Nov. 3, are postponed to November 17. All activities scheduled in our schools through Sunday evening, Nov. 4, will be rescheduled. Coaches will contact students directly about athletic activities.
If we have school on Tuesday, Nov. 6, it will be an instructional day for students. We will reschedule parent conferences and staff development work. Having students in school on Tuesday has no impact on make-up days. It is important for student learning.
We have five days for emergency closings We will have used all five by the end of tomorrow. Make up days--in this order--are February 19, February 20, March 25, and March 26. We do not know if the State will make any exceptions to the 180-day requirement. We have heard that the State will make a determination after all power is restored.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this extraordinary time. I will provide daily updates until school opens again. Stay safe. Lyn