Two days after Hurricane Sandy struck Connecticut, between 40-60 percent of Brookfield remains without electricity. However, power was restored to Huckleberry Hill Elementary School (HHES) and Brookfield High School (BHS) by Wednesday afternoon, allowing the school district to put school back in session on Thursday, November 1.
As of 3 p.m., schools will be opening on the regular schedule, though some bus routes and stops might have to be changed temporarily. The district has adjusted some bus stops in light of dangerous situations. See the breakdown below.
School administrators are also asking parents and students to be patient Thursday, as some bus routes will be longer than usual.
Students without power Thursday and unable to make it to school will not be marked as absent if they bring a note from their parent or guardian when they do return.
The BHS stadium main athletic field and track will also be out of use until further notice, as Sandy’s winds mangled the stadium seating.
Bus Stop Changes
The following bus stop adjustments will be in effect Thursday until further notice.
North Mountain Road and Prange Road
Bus stops for students in this area will be at the Cadigan Field parking lot and the intersection of North Mountain Road and Woodcreek Road.
Students will be picked up at the corner of Newbridge Road and Greenview Road.