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Scarsdale Schools Have Two-Hour Delay Thursday

Due to the weather, the Scarsdale Public Schools are opening with a two-hour delay today.

Scarsdale Schools Have Two-Hour Delay Thursday

Parents, teachers and students–today is the first snow delay of the season.

All Scarsdale Public Schools are opening today after a two-hour delay due to Wednesday's Nor'easter.

The following is the latest statement from the Superintendent of Schools on Wednesday:

Dear Members of the Scarsdale Schools Community,

If you, like I, stayed up way too late watching the election returns and the candidates’ speeches, you may be forgiven for feeling a bit weary today. We’re still without power at home and are staying with friends who’ve generously taken us in. But are we discouraged? Never!

According to the Village’s most recent e-mail, Con Ed is now projecting full power recovery for the community as of Friday. Let’s hope devoutly that it will be so. 

Today went smoothly, with the exception of a power outage at Edgewood around 2 p.m. We aren’t sure how widespread or serious the problem is. If it affects school opening (today) we’ll be in touch. 

Tree work at Heathcote is complete, and the Innes Road driveway should be open (today.)

Greenacres telephones continue to be down. We don’t have a projection for a repair.

We’re watching the falling snow and monitoring the weather channels. At this point, we will be having a two-hour delayed opening on Thursday. We don’t know whether tonight’s winds will create problems for us, and we’ll have to wait until early tomorrow morning to assess the situation. As I said yesterday, if we do need to defer until Friday, we’ll be in touch in the usual ways and will post updates on the website.

Barring unforeseen events, we now appear to be back on a relatively normal schedule. As a result, I’m going to consider this the last of my daily updates unless and until we need to resume. 

I’m personally grateful to the many parents who’ve been so positive and understanding throughout these last days; to the buildings and grounds crews and custodians who’ve spent sleepless nights keeping our buildings safe and sound; to our faculty and staff who, impatient to get back to school, have consistently taken a “can do” attitude toward the challenges we’ve faced; to the Board of Education members for their essential community interface and personal support; and to our students, who’ve managed to be as terrific as they always are, despite power outages at home and sometime inconvenience at school. 

You’ve done a superb job under trying conditions. Now if we can just bottle some of that spirit and send it to Washington.

Signing off for now.

Michael V. McGil

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