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Sudbury Schools Closed Wednesday, L-S Open

School officials hope to hold classes on Nov. 1.

Sudbury Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday, Oct. 31 as the town continues to clean up from Hurricane Sandy, according to a message on the schools' website. While Sudbury Public Schools are closed, Lincoln-Sudbury High School will be open, according to school officials.

Below is the message on the website:

As of this evening, several major roads and many secondary roads remain blocked by trees or are unsafe due to downed power lines. We have been advised by Sudbury Police and Fire Department personnel who have been working to clear hazards and monitoring the work of NSTAR crews that it remains unsafe for young children to travel to school tomorrow. Therefore, in the interest of safety for all our students, school will be closed on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

SPS will be in contact tomorrow regarding the opening of school on Thursday, Nov. 1. It is our hope that enough repairs and clean-up will occur tomorrow so that, with certain precautions, we will be able to have schools open on Thursday.

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School was also Oct. 29, Oct. 30, due to the hurricane.

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Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School Open Wednesday

In a message, Scott Carpenter Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School Superintendent/Principal, said the high school will be open Wednesday.

Carpenter's message:

Student safety is paramount. The decision to open the high school is that the majority of our high school aged students drive or are dropped off by parents, few high school students walk to school, and the downed power lines in the immediate vicinity of the high school have been addressed by the utility company. 

There are still some obstructed roadways throughout Lincoln and Sudbury, but alternate routes should allow most students to reach the high school. Lincoln has many more road closures than Sudbury. Road closures in each town can be found on the following websites:
Sudbury: http://sudbury.ma.us/ Lincoln: http://www.lincolntown.org/index.htm

Those traveling to Lincoln-Sudbury by bus may have the greatest challenge, particularly for our Lincoln students. We will not know in advance which bus routes will be unobstructed. If there are downed power lines in the vicinity of your student's bus stop or if the roadway in your neighborhood is impassible for school buses, please make alternate travel arrangements. The buses may take a bit longer to make their runs given the obstacles, which is reminiscent of the storm one year ago. If your student's bus is late, it is possible that it was not able to reach your stop, so consider alternative transportation.
We will all need to be patient as we attempt to return to normal after this challenging fall storm.

Lincoln-Sudbury will be open to community members needing relief from this storm from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday. The Career Center will be available for charging electronic devices, our staff/coaches locker rooms are available for hot showers, and students may use the showers in their locker areas.

Tomorrow, we will also be celebrating our tradition of school spirit with Senior Dress Up Day.


susan kennedy October 31, 2012 at 12:37 AM
I cannot believe that LS is open tomorrow. As much as I want the kids back in school, Scott Carpenter's email was ill-conceived. He believes that the parents should drive the kids to school, as the buses will be unreliable. I have done that trip and the traffic is a nightmare. If the buses are unsafe, then I don't there should be school.
Richard Lovell October 31, 2012 at 11:38 AM
I think you being a little over dramatic. I was out and about yesterday and there's very few problems left.
wicked witch October 31, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Really?? Whatever happened to parents being parents??

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