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Most Schools to Reopen Tomorrow
Most public schools in Nova Scotia will reopen Wednesday, Sept. 11.
Officials have assessed all schools, buildings and properties and those that are able to resume classes will open tomorrow.
All schools in the Halifax Regional Centre Education (HRCE) will be open with the exception of the following three schools where power has yet to be restored:
- Atlantic View Elementary, Lawrencetown
- Gorsebrook Junior High, Halifax
- O’Connell Drive Elementary, Porter’s Lake
These schools have been without power since Saturday. Life safety systems including sprinklers, alarms and telephones all must be inspected by HRCE staff once power returns, to ensure safe occupancy. This is especially critical after an extended power outage.
When power is restored, HRCE will assess each building for readiness to reopen and communicate with families.
Information will be shared in the following ways:
- HRCE website – www.hrce.ca
- Twitter at Twitter.com/HRCE_NS
- HRCE Information line – 902-464-INFO (4636)
- Email and text messages to families
HRCE staff have been to all 134 schools since Sunday working to clear debris and repair hurricane damage. There will be some ongoing work taking place in some schools over the next few weeks. This work will be scheduled to minimize the impact on the school’s daily routine.
Hurricane Dorian had a significant impact on our streets and in our communities. We anticipate there could be some delays with transportation and impacts in neighbourhoods around schools post-hurricane.
The Regional Centres for Education and the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial will communicate any extended school closures directly with families, throughout their websites, or social media accounts.