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Schools May Hold Extra Days Next Week

Schools were supposed to be closed November 8 and 9 for the NJEA convention, but it has been canceled.

Local schools were closed for the entire week after winds from Hurricane Sandy brought down trees and telephone poles around the area, but school officials are considering making up two of the days next week.

Schools were scheduled to be closed next Thursday and Friday for the annual New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) convention in Atlantic City. The convention was canceled earlier this week due to the extensive damage from Hurricane Sandy.

School officials from Westwood Regional, Hillsdale and Pascack Valley Regional Schools all said this week that they hoped to have schools opened again Monday, but power would need to be restored to the schools for that to happen.

Pascack Valley officials wrote that they intend to be open for all of next week in a message on the district's website. Hillsdale and Westwood Regional officials also said they may use those extra days to make up classes.

SATs scheduled for Saturday at Pascack Hills High School were also canceled.

Check back with Patch for more updates on schools, elections and other Hurricane Sandy cleanup news.

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