West Orange school officials announced district schools will be closed Monday, Oct. 29 and Tuesday, Oct. 30 because of Hurricane Sandy.
District officials, using a reverse 911 call to inform families the district schools would be closed, said a decision on the whether schools would be open any other days the rest of the week would be made Tuesday.
Here is the West Orange School District's website announcement:
Due to the severity of the impending storm and notices from both Essex County and the Governor's Office, all West Orange schools and offices will be closed both Monday, Oct. 29 and Tuesday Oct. 30. Some central office staff may be called to help on Tuesday. As we move later into the week, we will make announcements as soon as possible but no later than 5:15 a.m. if school will be closed or delayed. We urge everyone to stay inside and safe but also remind you that West Orange High School is an emergency shelter if neccessary.
Patch will update this story when more information is available.