Students at Fort Salonga Elementary were unable to attend classes there today due to a fallen tree which caused National Grid to shut power in the area, leaving the school in the dark.
Students were en route to the school when school officials were notified of the disruption. Students in grades 2, 3 and self-contained special education were moved to William T. Rogers Middle School while kindergarten and first grade were moved to RJO Intermediate.
School officials have spent the past days after Sandy refiguring and relocating students due to storm related problems. rendering it unusable to hold classes in.
which resulted in a loss of power at RJO and William T. Rogers. Power was restored to both buildings.
According to Susan Agruso, district superintendent, LIPA has informed her that power should be back on in the building by 1 p.m. today.
"If we can move by 1:30, we will send another call out. If we can't, students will stay where they are. We are working out a dismissal plan that will be safe and orderly for the kids. The kids are safe, warm and having lunch."
Agruso said LIPA has assured her that power will be restored today and that the school will be able to open on Friday.