Wantagh students will be returning to school Wednesday following a week and a half of closings due to damage caused to the area by Superstorm Sandy.
Wantagh Acting Superintendent Maureen Goldberg said in a message to district parents late Wednesday posted online that all five of its schools now have power and will open Wednesday on a one hour delayed opening. School dismissals will be at regular times and lunch will be operational in all five schools.
Goldberg said bus transportation will be in place Wednesday but pickup times will be an hour later due to the delayed opening. Bus stops will remain the same except for the following changes:
- The stop at Martin and Lufberry Avenues has been moved to Martin and Anita.
- The stop at Lufberry and the Expressway has been moved to Martin and Anita.
The before school Scope program has been cancelled for Wednesday but the afternoon session will run, Goldberg noted in her message. The SCOPE extended day kindergarten program will begin without delay at usual 9 a.m. start time.
“As we all know the devastation to Long Island and to our Wantagh community has been significant,” Goldberg said. “But as difficult as this week has been I have been touched by the outpouring of concern and the willingness of the community to stand together as we assist each other. Please know that this assistance will be sustained as the recovery continues and our care and concern for each other will prevail.”
The Seaford School District re-opened Tuesday with neighboring Levittown returning its students on Monday.