Three Village school administrators announced late Monday afternoon that there will be no school for students on Tuesday, Nov. 6, marking the seventh straight school day canceled due to Hurricane Sandy.
However, staff members will report to Ward Melville High School for a second day of professional development.
Gelinas Junior High and W.S. Mount Elementary are still without power and Setauket Elementary is without heat except for the auditorium, which will be used as a polling site in Tuesday's elections. Bus stops and roadways not being completely safe or clear yet is also a concern, according to superintendent Cheryl Pedisich.
"The safety of our students, staff and school community continue to be our number one priority. ... We will continue to monitor the situation and will notify parents and the community of any updates," Pedisich said.
Activities with the exception of varsity athletic practices are canceled; the district has advised that coaches will be in contact with the student athletes.
The original school calendar called for no school on Election Day, but in a statement released on Friday, the district said school would be in session if power and heat were restored in time.
At the secondary level, the administration said the marking period will be extended through Nov. 16. Guidance counselors are also available for seniors who require assistance related to early action/early decision college applications.
Additionally, the district said it has been working with families who may need emergency assistance. For more information, call the Office of School and Community Partnerships at 631-730-4595
"Our thoughts are with you and your family and while we are all anxious to return to our normal routines, we must remain focused on the safety and well-being of our entire school community," the district said in a statement.