SCHOOLS OPEN TODAY (THURSDAY)

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 31, 2012
 
NEW HAVEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL OPEN THURSDAY; NEW HORIZONS SCHOOL TO REMAIN CLOSED DUE TO LOSS OF POWER FROM THE STORM
 
All New Haven Public Schools will reopen tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 1, except for New Horizons School. There will be no school Thursday for New Horizons due to loss of power from the storm. The Dwight School Readiness Program and Immanuel Baptist Chuch also is closed today due to no power.
 
Sound School and Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School also do not have power, but have alternate plans in place for tomorrow. Sound School students will go to the Gateway building on Long Wharf Drive for the day. Betsy Ross students will go to Betsy Ross and then will be split up by grade and bused to different locations for the day. Betsy Ross students will return to their home school at the end of the day for dismissal.
 
Betsy Ross students will spend the day at the following locations, by grade: Fifth-graders at Daniels School, sixth-graders at Hill Central School, seventh-graders at Metro Business Academy and eighth-graders at Career High School. Breakfast and lunch will be served.
 
IMPORTANT: For walkers and parent pickup/dropoff, Betsy Ross students will start and end their day from Betsy Ross School. New Haven students should follow their usual transportation routine for the day. As a reminder, New Haven Public Schools does not provide transportation to suburban towns if they are closed for weather conditions.
 
Sound School students should arrive at Gateway, 60 Sargent Drive, at 8:15 a.m. Dismissal will be at 3 p.m. Shuttle transportation to the Gateway building will be provided to students who show up at Sound School.
 
All parents will be notified of the plan via the Parent Link phone messaging system. We will also have the information posted on the school district website, www.nhps.net, and through the usual media outlets.
 
“My first priority is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of every child in the New Haven Public School system,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Reginald Mayo. “I also believe it is important for students to be back in school and learning in the classroom. So after reviewing the conditions of city streets and our schools with staff, I have made the determination that it is safe for children to return to school tomorrow. We hope to have New Horizons ready to reopen as soon as possible.”