The news came this time in an email from Supt. Victor Mercurio: classes for the 2011-12 school year will not begin in East Greenwich until Tuesday, Sept. 6.
It's the third time in three days that the start date for school has been pushed back. School was originally to start Wednesday, Aug. 31.
As of Wednesday at 3 p.m., power was back on to five of the six public schools. Only Meadowbrook Farms remains without power. According to National Grid, that area of town should not expect the power to be back on until Monday, Sept. 5.
Here is the email message from the superintendent:
This is Dr. Victor Mercurio, Superintendent of Schools, with an important message for teacher orientation and the beginning of school.
Due to contnued complications from the recent storm, teacher orientation and the first day of school for students have been moved forward one additional day.
Teacher orientation scheduled for tomorrow, September 1, 2011 has been moved to Friday, September 2, 2011. High school and Cole teachers should report to their respective buildings for 8:30 AM on Friday, September 2, 2011. All elementary school teachers should report to Frenchtown for 8:30 AM on Friday September 2, 2011.
The first day for students will be Tuesday, September 6, 2011. Kindergarten orientation will be held the first full day of school on September 6, 2011, and kindergarten will begin September 7, 2011.
Freshmen orientation has been postponed indefinitely.
I would ask that those in receipt of this message share it with other member of you community to ensure that it is widely dispersed.