Garden City public school students returned to class Wednesday after their winter break was cut short in order to make up Sandy-related school closings.
The Garden City Board of Education in November devised a plan to reclaim three days of the February break and put aside two additional days for possible make-up snow days, satisfying the state's 180-day requirement. As a result, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 20-22, became instructional days.
Students attending St. Joe's and St. Anne's returned to school Tuesday; Waldorf School classes resume Monday, Feb. 25.
The storm hit Oct. 30. Public school students returned to school on Nov. 6 - with the exception of Garden City middle schoolers and students attending Hemlock School because both buildings were still experiencing the effects of the storm and could not open.
Hemlock students returned to class for the first time since Sandy on Nov. 7, reporting to Stratford and Stewart schools. Due to continued issues related to the storm at Garden City Middle School, students didn't return to school until Nov. 13 and missed a total of 10 days of instruction (Monday, Nov. 12 was Veterans Day and schools were closed).
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