According to the Nyack Schools website, Tuesday, Nov. 6 will be a regular school day for all students and staff.
The Superintendent's Conference Day originally scheduled for Tuesday has been cancelled so that students may attend school.
Due to storm damage, a fuel shortage, road closures and utility workers, transportation has been compromised. Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 6, busing will only be available for in-district students. Parents whose children attend other schools outside of Nyack are advised to check that school's website for information regarding the school's status for Tuesday before transporting your child to school. Please be patient as bus routes may take longer than usual.
Students will be picked up at their normal bus stop wherever possible, but we anticipate that some bus stops will not be accessible. If your child’s bus stop cannot be accessed, please bring your child to the closest and safest bus stop for pick up. At the time of the posting of this message we are aware of the following areas that may be impassable for our buses:
- Ridge Road – Buses will stop on Sedge and Virginia as long as these roads remain open
- Tweed Blvd. – Buses will be available at the Middle School to shuttle students to the Upper Nyack & High School
- Midland (between 6th and Highmount) - Children may board the bus at Highmount and Broadway
Their food service program will be in operation serving both breakfast and lunch.
Also, all three elementary schools will be used as polling places for the Tuesday elections beginning at 6 a.m. "We are anticipating an increase in traffic congestion in and around our schools during arrival and dismissal times. We will be placing school employees in our parking lots and have requested assistance from Clarkstown Police to assist with traffic flow. Additional security personnel will be stationed in our buildings to direct voters to the voting stations located in the elementary gymnasiums and ensure instruction is not disrupted. Please allow additional time to drop off and pick up your children tomorrow."
At Mayor Jen Laird-White's 11 a.m. Sandy Update meeting Monday morning, Upper Nyack Village Board Trustee James Sarna talked about the status of Upper Nyack Elementary.
“We heard from O&R that Upper Nyack only has 40 percent power," said Sarna. "Broadway is one circuit. They can’t turn it on in blocks or streets at a time. They’re waiting for circuits that have to be installed first. When those get installed, they can get started on replacing the lines. There’s no estimated time as to when that’s going to happen. It’s entirely possible that there will be no power for Upper Nyack Elementary tomorrow (Tuesday)."
“The school wants to have school tomorrow. It's all about power. If Upper Nyack gets power, then there may be school,” said Laird-White. “It would normally be (closed for elections), but I think because of the large number of days kids (were home), I think they want to get (schools back up as soon as possible).”