CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. - Robert E. Bell and Seven Bridges Middle Schools have canceled after-school activities for Thursday and Friday because of ongoing transportation issues, Superintendent Lyn McKay announced.
Horace Greeley High School will have after school activities, but only students whose regular bus routes run in the morning can take the late bus home in the afternoon. All other students staying late will have to be picked up by parents.
The majority of bus routes will be open Friday, with just a few exceptions. Updated bus lists can be found on the district's website, or by calling Chappaqua Transportation at 914-238-4404, ext. 6. Chappaqua Transportation updates its list throughout the day.
"To help alleviate traffic issues at Roaring Brook and Seven Bridges we are placing extra staff to assist in directing traffic in the morning and afternoon," McKay wrote parents in an email. "I recognize how frustrating long lines can be. We are hopeful that the volume of drivers will begin to subside as power is restored and families can move back into their homes."
The Greeley gym will remain open for showers, charging devices, and as a place to get warm from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday. During the upcoming three-day weekend it will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
"Once again, thank you for your cooperation," McKay said. "I also want to thank our Board of Education, all Chappaqua staff, the Department of Public Works, Chappaqua Transportation, New Castle Police, and New Castle town officials for all of their help. Let’s hope we can get back to normal times soon."