With a surge of cooperation, camaraderie and support, the Seaford School District re-opened its doors to three of its four schools, Nov. 6, and returned to full operation, Nov. 13 — two weeks after Superstorm Sandy tore through the tri-state region and devastated those in its path.
Students from the powerless Seaford Harbor Elementary School spent three days receiving instruction at Manor Elementary School where combined classes accommodated the nearly 600 additional students until the school passed an electrical inspection and regained power.
“Everyone has been extremely helpful in executing recovery plans from this unprecedented storm,” said Seaford Superintendent Brian Conboy. “In true Seaford fashion our staff, students and parents came together to almost seamlessly combine two elementary schools and regain a sense of normalcy. I am thoroughly impressed by their outstanding efforts."
Prior to re-opening, administrators devised a plan to transport Harbor Elementary students to and from Manor Elementary School and instituted other instructions to ensure a smooth transition for all students and staff. The plan was posted on the district website and announced through the district’s automated phone system, Shout Point.
Families have been asked to update their child’s emergency contact information and contact the district if they find themselves newly eligible for transportation or reduced or free meals due to the impact of Superstorm Sandy. For more information, visit www.seafordschools.k12.ny.us.