Students in the Wantagh School District will not have a February vacation this year as a result of missed days from Superstorm Sandy and an early November nor'easter.
Wantagh Acting Superintendent of Schools Maureen Goldberg sent a message to parents late Tuesday morning informing them of the calendar adjustment. In addition to having school during the previously scheduled February vacation holiday break from Feb. 18-22, students will also have classes now on March 15 and April 1, which were originally slated to superintendent conference days. The district was forced to close schools for six days a result of Superstorm Sandy as well as on Nov. 8 due to a nor’easter.
“Although at this time the Spring break has been preserved, should further days be required due to any upcoming inclement weather, this vacation time may need to be abbreviated as well,” Goldberg said in her message to parents Tuesday. “Let's all hope for a warm winter.”
Seaford school officials could not immediately be reached for comment on the district’s status with making up six lost days from Sandy and the nor’easter. Districts across Long Island have inquired with the New York State Department of Education about waiving the requirement of having at least 180 days of instructional time due to Sandy, but no decision has yet been made.