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Hauppauge Schools to Reopen Wednesday

Forest Brook Elementary School still without power, students are being relocated to continue classes.

 

Hauppauge Public Schools will be holding classes for the first time since Hurricane Sandy swept across Long island on Wednesday. 

Superintendent Patricia Sullivan-Kriss published a letter to parents on the district's website on Tuesday evening that all classes will resume on Wednesday despite Forest Brook Elementary School still being without power. 

"We have contacted LIPA and Senator Flanagan to seek assistance in expediting the restoration of power to the school. But, as in so many cases, LIPA has yet to restore power or provide definitive information to the district regarding a projected date for the return of electrical service to the school," Sullivan-Kriss wrote. 

As such, Forest Brook Elementary School students will be temporarily relocated to other buildings based upon grade level: 

  • Kindergarten and first grade: Whiporwhil School  
  • Grades 2-3 and self-contained K-2: Bretton Woods Elementary School
  • Grades 4-5 and self-contained 3-5: Pines Elementary School

All Forest Brook students who ride the bus will be picked up at their regular bus stops and transported to these alternate sites. Walkers are instructed to walk to Forest Brook Elementary School by 8:15 a.m where a shuttle bus will transport students to Whiporwhil, the central relocation building. 

"Each class is being kept together with the regular classroom teacher. Our special area teachers will be assigned to schools as appropriate," wrote Sullivan-Kriss. 

The district is urging parents to limit parent drop-offs and pick-ups to aid in the smooth facilitation of transportation and relocation of students. 

Parents who have questions or concerns can reach out to a temporary Forest Brook Main Office established inside Whiporwhil at 631-265-3265. The nurses can be reached at 631-761-8222. 

All after-school activites and clubs have been cancelled district wide until further notice. 

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