A Message from Superintendent Crisfield
Superintendent Jim Crisfield says schools suffered minor damages.
Dear Millburn Families,
I hope this message finds you and your family as safe as can be expected in this weather emergency. By now you have most likely heard that our schools are closed for Wednesday October 31st. We continue to be in close contact with local emergency management officials in Millburn. It is difficult to predict how the power restoration will go over the next few days. As of noon today, official reports indicate many trees and lines down throughout town. We obviously need power to be restored before we can have school again, but we also need the roads to be safe both in Millburn and for our staff members who come from outside Millburn. There is a chance that schools will be closed for longer, but we are hesitant to make that call now because something could break free and if it does, we'd really love to get our students back in school. So we will hold out hope on a daily basis.
As a result, we are going to make the decision about schools opening or closing on a day to day basis, given the uncertainty of power restoration and clean up progress. Having said that, please know that we understand different people have different circumstances and of course your family's safety is the #1 priority. We know you will make decisions based on what is best for your family, and we support those decisions 100%. Once we get back in session, if there is anything the schools can do to help, please do not hesitate to ask.
Meanwhile, our facilities suffered some minor damage here and there but our crews are hard at work putting everything back together and we will continue to work in close cooperation with the Millburn emergency officials to make schools available as a shelter or a phone recharge center or anything else that may be needed. The best way we can get through this is to work together as a team.
Lastly, we will continue to send out periodic updates through all available channels including online media outlets, radio stations,text and phone messages where available, Edline and any other way that we can think of. I am even starting to see the wisdom behind smoke signal training and or the Pony Express. :-) But in all seriousness, if we all share available information with neighbors and friends however we can, as best we can, we will get through this.