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Riverhead Schools Closed On Monday, Tuesday

Riverhead High School will be used as a town emergency shelter.

Hurricane Sandy's impending approach means good new for Riverhead schoolchildren who will find themselves with two days off.

Riverhead Central School District Superintendent Nancy Carney announced Sunday afternoon that due to Hurricane Sandy, all Riverhead schools will be closed for students and staff on Monday and Tuesday.

Riverhead High School will serve as an emergency shelter and will open at 4 p.m. Sunday; the shelter is open to all. Volunteers are needed to help run the shelter; anyone who can help should call 631-727-4500 ext. 0. 

All afterschool activities have also been canceled.

Carney said the district will notify parents if the emergency closing changes for Tuesday.

"We wish you a safe two days and look forward to seeing you on Wed., October 31," Carney said. 

All Riverhead Town recreation and senior activities have also been canceled for the next two days.

local resident October 28, 2012 at 10:02 PM
...and Bishop McGann Mercy is closed both days too.
Emily Moon October 29, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Yeah, so why isn't Bishop McGann Mercy being used for evacuation purposes? Are they too good?
Lisa Finn (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Thank you for letting us know that the school would be closed. Please, let's try to be civil, especially during this stressful time. . . Hope you both stay safe. . .
Emily Moon October 29, 2012 at 02:14 AM
Or DO THEY THINK THEY'RE TOO GOOD! Are Catholics allowed to go to Bishop McGann Mercy for emergency shelter or do we have to go to Riverhead H.S. ?
Emily Moon October 29, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Our Catholic Schools are also funded by New York State; and as such we should also be able to come to our own school; when their is an emergency.
Emily Moon October 29, 2012 at 04:17 AM
Thanks Lisa! You stay safe too. Keep up the good job. Sincerely, Emily
Lisa Finn (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Thanks, Emily -- you too!!
local resident October 29, 2012 at 02:35 PM
emily hope you are safe. do you or your children attend mercy? some of your comments contain mis-information. a religious institution/school does NOT receive funding from nys except limited bussing, textbooks (non-religious) and some mandated health services, which are justly supplied to all school children in the state. everything else (teacher salaries, educational/computer items, building + grounds and athletics) are funded by tuition, donations and fundraising. just another question, why should people be segregated by religious beliefs when seeking help and by-the-way not all public schools are open for shelter either, only those that have been designated to offer such assistance. keep well and be good!

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