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School Back in Session on Wednesday in Three Village

However, after-school activities – with the exception of varsity athletics and SACC – are canceled.

Gelinas Junior High and W.S. Mount Elementary have regained power, and school is back in session in Three Village on Wednesday.

"We recognize that this week presented many challenges to include personal hardships and losses," superintendent Cheryl Pedisich said in a statement to the community. "The camaraderie, support, and concern for others that we have witnessed from our staff and school community has given us great hope in the midst of difficulty and despair."

In 2011, tropical storm Irene postponed the start of the school year by two days, but this year, Sandy walloped the area so badly that students missed six planned school days.

Tuesday was originally planned as a superintendent's conference day, which would have been a school make-up day if the buildings were ready to be re-opened to students. Instead, teachers and staff reported to school on both Monday and Tuesday for superintendent's conferences and staff development.

School administrators have not yet publicly discussed how the school calendar will be affected.

Wednesday will be considered a "B" day at the secondary level. Varsity athletics will hold practices and there will be SACC.

Pedisich urged families to use caution when getting students to and from school.

"While we are able to assure you that our school grounds are safe for students and staff, there are still some road obstacles which may require extra caution," she said. "We are certain that parents will use their best judgment when sending students off to school, whether they walk to the bus stop or walk to school."


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