February 8, 2013 | 379 views
After-school, Saturday events canceled in Valley Stream
Valley Stream schools are open on Friday, even with the first flakes from Winter Storm Nemo beginning to fall on Long Island.
The storm is expected to drop at least a foot of snow on the region, maybe more, between Friday morning and Saturday afternoon, according to the latest predictions.
"Based on the forecast, the weather will not be bad until after the school day," said District 24 Superintendent Dr. Edward Fale about the decision to open on Friday.
Valley Stream schools have no emergency closing days left, which were all used up in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. If the schools were to close for snow, students and staff would lose a day of spring break in March. However, Fale said that wasn't a factor in deciding to open school on Friday. "This is the decision we would have made anyway," he said. "The weather is indicating it would get bad after 3:30, 4 o'clock."
Districts 13 and 24 have canceled all of its after-school activities for Friday. Additionally, District 13 will not hold its SCOPE enrichment program on Saturday.
The Central High School District has also canceled all of its after-school activities for Friday, including the play at Central High, as well as all Saturday morning in-house activities.