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Centennial Schools Open on Friday

Power has been restored to all the buildings. Full transportation will be provided for all students.

The following message has been posted on the Centennial School District website and e-mailed to parents Thursday night:

Centennial School District will be OPEN on Friday, November 2, 2012.

Power has been restored to each of our buildings, and we are eager to welcome our students back.

Transportation will be restored to all schools in Centennial, as well as to our non-public schools.

MBIT remains closed on November 2, 2012.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we have navigated this challenging weather event.

We are delighted to be able to resume school!  

Jennifer E. Cressman, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools

 

Centennial Dad November 02, 2012 at 04:41 PM
In PA only the Federal Government, State, County or Township along with the American Red Cross, (usually through PEMA) can establish a shelter not a school district. Bucks County Emergency Operations Center established three shelters in schools, Palisades, Council Rock North and Pennsbury East high schools. If there is fault hear it lies with the township either not having an adequate emergency plan or not updating the one they have to include the schools.
Patti H November 02, 2012 at 06:23 PM
I am glad the kids are back in school today. 1) it's one less day taken away at the end of the year 2) for any child still without power it provides an opportunity for warmth and food, and 3) most child psychology experts will tell you that the best thing for a child after a disaster or tragedy is to get back into a normal routine. My son was very excited to be going to school today - he has missed his friends.
Lavender Green November 02, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Centennial Dad, I agree the township should be more prepared! Maybe this will assist them in the future. And Patti, you are right that a psychologist will state that it is good for a child to get back to a normal routine, but it is also very important that a child learns the truth of a situation, to many psychologists will tell you to with hold some of the truth and not allow the child to understand the full story. It is proven that raising children with the theory do as I say not as I do is not correct, so with keeping with the idea that moving forward is important and children going to school is important the parents should learn to move forward too. And yes it is good for those to go and have heat and food and fun, but some parents use it as a way to get rid of their children and that is wrong. Kudos to anyone who is being honest and telling their children to go to school and be warm and allowing them to while they stay and take care of the home front.
Sarah Ronzelli November 03, 2012 at 01:07 AM
Centennial Dad, So glad you clarified the shelter issue. Most people do not know what the facts are with making arrangements for a shelter. We are truly so lucky we live in our area, we have been blessed. So sad for all of NJ and NY and others, they have truly need our help. Donate to the Red Cross and help others who are in need.
Tired of Hypocrisy November 03, 2012 at 03:00 AM
Thank you for the information Centennial Dad. Good to know for the future. I understand it may be the first time some children have heat, warm food, etc., but I feel the District could have done more by donating the food to the people that still do not have electricity and kept the schools closed one more day. The amount of money to heat the schools for the day, etc., could be money better spent somewhere else within a District that is struggling to make ends meet. One more day added to the end of the school year is not going to make a difference since they built in a longer than usual Spring Break to move into the new McDonald without any thought of snow days or the unpredictable weather we just experienced. Again, the District leaped before thinking. Thanks again for the shelter information, appreciate it.

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