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School Closures Persist In Storm-Affected Areas

4:44 AM, Jul 6, 2012   |    comments
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FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA) -- Ongoing power outages caused by the violent storm that struck the DC Metro area last week is still complicating summer school activities in Fairfax and Montgomery Counties.

As of this morning the following Fairfax County schools are still without power:

Beech Tree Elementary School
Wakefield Forest Elementary School
Westlawn Elementary School
Stuart High School
Dunn Loring Center

Schools in Montgomery County, Maryland have also been heavily impacted by last Friday's derecho. Although eight schools and facilities in the county are still without power, programs in MCPS schools will be held today in buildings that have power.

All activities and programs are canceled in the following schools:

Chevy Chase Elementary School
Northwood High School
Rocking Horse Road Center
Stonegate Elementary School
Washington Grove Elementary School
Julius West Middle School
Westland Middle School
Whetstone Elementary School

Officials say the Summer Regional High School program at Northwood High School is cancelled Friday due to the ongoing power outage in the building. However, Summer Regional High School programs at Bethesda-Chevy Chase,Clarksburg and Churchill High Schools will resume today. The daily schedule is being extended to make up for lost instructional time at these schools.

All MCPS administrative offices and facilities are open except for the Rocking Horse Road Center, which still has no power.

Most schools are open for camps, recreation programs and daycare programs. Participants and their families are still encouraged to check with program administrators to verify that the program will be held before heading out the door.

Elementary Regional Summer School, ELO-SAIL, Middle School Extended Year, Extended School Year programs for special education students and Head Start summer programs will begin on Monday, July 9.

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