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.