Washington Twp., WMC Schools Closed Wednesday

Third consecutive day without power and road closures.

Washington Township Schools and West Morris Central High School will be closed again on Wednesday, Nov. 2, due to downed trees, power lines and power outages across Washington Township.

A statement on the Washington Township Schools website Tuesday afternoon read:

As a matter of safety during this time of crisis all schools will need to remain closed tomorrow, November 2, as emergency crews continue to remove downed power lines, clear fallen trees, and restore electricity. Please be sure to avoid downed wires as such can become live during the restoration process.

Every effort is being made to ensure public safety and the Washington Township School District is continuing to work closely with local officials to ensure the children's safe return to school. This will include a critical inspection of all accessible bus stops.  We are hopeful to reopen on Thursday and will have a much clearer picture during the day tomorrow.

This is the third consecutive day schools in town have been closed due to the pre-winter storm that dumped a foot of snow on Washington Township Saturday.

Overall, this is the fourth inclement weather day of the 2011-12 school year.

Nicole Faulkner November 01, 2011 at 08:26 PM
Has there been any request for residents WITH power to volunteer any kind of assistance to others?? We only just had ours restored last night, but would be willing to help other families who are still enduring this.
Bill November 01, 2011 at 08:55 PM
There has not been any communication from West Morris Central saying that they will be closed on Wednesday. We only got a message from the Washington Township School system. Are you sure WMC is closed as well, they are 2 different school districts.
Aldo Cammalleri Jr November 01, 2011 at 09:40 PM
does any one know what vacation days the kids will be losing if or when they have to use more snow days since they allready usede 4 of them and it is nit even winter yet
Bill November 01, 2011 at 09:41 PM
The high school is not considered part of the Washington Township School system. That's why I get 2 phone calls every time the school is closed, one from Washington Township Schools and one from West Morris Central HS.
Nicole Faulkner November 01, 2011 at 09:48 PM
According to the district website, if more than 4 emergency days are used by Feb 1st, then Feb. 21st will be added as a school day. Any additional days will be added to the end of the school year in June.
einaphets November 01, 2011 at 10:18 PM
I would not assume the high school is closed! The high school is a different district with 5 towns consulting on decisions to close school. The schools work on different schedules. They usually close together, but the HS will not add days onto the end of the school-year if they use all their snow days. They will take away from spring break. HS has 5 snow days allotted. WTS has only 4.
Beach Mover November 01, 2011 at 10:24 PM
Might not have to make up because this is a State Emergency
Donna Muccione November 01, 2011 at 10:34 PM
Any word on WMC? It is a different district form Washing TWP schools and runs on its own schedule....
einaphets November 01, 2011 at 10:55 PM
Just called - WMC closed!!! Would be great if Gov. Gave us a pass on these days!
Aldo Cammalleri Jr November 02, 2011 at 03:08 PM
high school has no power
Aldo Cammalleri Jr November 02, 2011 at 03:09 PM
no power at wmc
Aldo Cammalleri Jr November 02, 2011 at 03:10 PM
are they still going to keep spring break


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