Sachem Schools Remain Closed Monday, Tuesday

With Election Day a staff development day, students will not return to class until Wednesday.

Sachem schools are closed once again on Monday, according to Superintendent James Nolan. 

Election Day Tuesday is a staff development day, but students are off. 

Schools were closed all of last week due to Hurricane Sandy. 

According to a release, the district is waiting on ruling from the state education department on whether or not vacation days will be affected from the time off due to the storm. 

Sachem East is still currently being used as a Red Cross shelter. Once school is back in session, the shelter will be moved out of the building, officials said. 

The senior banquets for both high schools have been postponed until further notice, with rescheduled dates to be determined at a later date. 

Teachers with transportation difficulties should contact their building principal, the district release states. 

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Feel bad November 04, 2012 at 11:23 PM
what about the teachers that have no power and no gas I haven't been able to get gas for two days now! :(
joanne November 05, 2012 at 02:05 AM
feel bad for the parents lol
Mike November 05, 2012 at 12:44 PM
It tells you what to do if you can't make it. In the private sector when you don't work for a week you don't get paid. Under those conditions you would find a way to get gas and go to work.
Bteach November 05, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Why are some people so bitter towards teachers? You make it like we are criminals. These are the same people who tell us they can't help their kid with their 3rd grade homework, The same people who smoke cigarettes at $11 a pack, the same people who will buy their kid a $200 iPhone Etc etc
bigmomma November 05, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Wow bteach- why are some teachers so critical of parents? I am a non smoking parent, but do not judge those who have not been able to overcome their nicotine addiction- parents and teachers alike. I do help my child with her homework and all those projects assigned that a child can't perform alone or without my money for supplies. My child does have a $99 iPhone- she did not want a birthday party. Third child usually gets things earlier , wanting to be like her older siblings- but I am sure teachers have the same issues with their children. Don't judge parents if you do not want to have teachers judged. All parents want is for teachers to be treated the same as other employees in the pricate sector- you can get gas. Get up at 3 am like we did and wait online. I had to be at my hospital job thorough out the storm and this week. I planned ahead. I waited on lines after watching fb postings on where there is gas. Coworkers carpooled so conserve. If you are a teacher, you are smart- figure it out. Just don't judge your parents.
Jrizz November 05, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Does anyone know if we will still be able to vote at the elementary schools tomorrow?
Bteach November 05, 2012 at 06:52 PM
I wasn't judging parents. I have 3 kids of my own. I'm just stating a fact that for some reason teachers are always getting bashed. When I grew up in this community teachers were praised. Parents were way more involved. Life's financial problems aren't about how much teachers get paid.
Bteach November 05, 2012 at 06:53 PM
And by the way I got gas at 4 am for my wife who went to work every day at the hospital
BBCO24 November 05, 2012 at 07:29 PM
The amount of money people are being paid should not be on your lips or at your fingertips going into the computer right now. There are a number of teachers who lost everything in this storm, as there are a number of students who have lost the same. The teachers who can go in tomorrow should be helping out with clean up in the area and making food/serving food or collecting donations. Remember Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs? Seems to me that the very basic need to be met right now.
Mike November 05, 2012 at 09:00 PM
3rd post not a bash on teachers. The opening comment was complaint about having to work under difficult conditions. For millions of other that's called life. If the forum is used to complain, expect criticism when comments are self absorbed.
LEG November 05, 2012 at 10:33 PM
It depends on the private sector. My entire family works blue collar and they are all getting paid. It simply depends on the employers. Let's not be so bitter. Most of us teachers would love to get back to work. We have so much material to cover and have lost too many days. We are people, too. We choice our career, went to college to accomplish our dream and if some perks come with it, why be better. Anyone who wanted to could have gone to college to teach.
LEG November 05, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Sorry for the typos. Typing in the dark. Sentence meant to say "We chose our career, went to college to accomplish our dream and if some perks come with it, why be bitter? Anyone who wanted to could have gone to college to teach.
john November 08, 2012 at 11:55 AM
Perhaps time would be best spent solving problems with readily available solutions instead of wasting time bantering back and forth with this drivel. If an educator wished to educate and families were interested in educating their children then a solution could be met via the internet. Teachers could post lesson plans online. Certainly everyone reading this post currently has internet capability. Problem solved stop whining!


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