While a majority of city students will return to school after a week off due to Hurricane Sandy, some buildings sustained significant damage in the storm and are still not ready to hold classes.
Forty-six Queens schools will remain closed on Monday and will not reopen until Wednesday, November 7; 19 others will be relocated to a temporary location beginning Wednesday.
Robo-calls have already been going out to parents letting them know of the changes. Principals and parent coordinators have also reached out to parents.
Some of the relocated schools will be split among several temporary sites.
The Department of Education is working on providing busing for students heading to the relocated schools.
Schools with power but without heat will open on Monday.
“Some of the buildings may not have heat, some of the school buildings, and they’ve been without heat for a while, so please dress your children with that in mind. If the schools were dangerously cold we obviously wouldn’t open them, but if they’re chilly, extra sweaters for the kids is something that should make some sense,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.