Monday, November 12, 2012
The school calendar will see changes as a result of the superstorm.
Parsippany's schools are getting "back to normal" following Superstorm Sandy, according to its superintendent. Dr. LeRoy Seitz said that after eight days off, students returned to school last Thursday. The storm will mean "a modification to the 2012-13 calendar," the superintendent said, however, specific dates for makeup days for the regular school calendar and for SAT testing are still in the process of being set. Seitz said a committee will come up with proposed dates for the school board's approval likely by the end of the month. There was concern in the community regarding the Board of Education building and Lake Hiawatha School, which took the brunt of the storm. The BOE site was repaired quickly and the building served as an …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Shelter moved to Littleton School, district closes all schools for a third day on Wednesday.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Tropical Storm Sandy caused significant damage to the roof of Lake Hiawatha School, causing officials to move the town's shelter on Tuesday to Littleton School. All district schools will be closed for a third day on Wednesday. Board of Education Member Sharif Shamsudin said the roof was hard hit in the area of the new addition to the school. Moisture seeped into several classrooms, including the media center. School district crews are working on repairs, but it was not immediately known when the school can be re-opened. Lake Hiawatha School has lost power but has lights powered by a backup generator. A warming/portable electronics charging center will be open at Littleton School at 12:30 p.m., according to a Nixle alert released by the …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Reprising its role in Irene last year, the elementary school will provide refuge for displaced residents.
Parsippany Police say the township has decided to use Lake Hiawatha Elementary School as an emergency shelter for those who lose power due to Hurricane Sandy. The school is the same site used to shelter those affected by Tropical Storm Irene last year. Police Chief Anthony DeZenzo said in a statement that the school will open its doors to residents in need at 1 p.m. Lake Hiawatha School is located at 1 Lincoln Ave. off of Lake Shore Drive. If you're using GPS to find the site, use the zip code 07034.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
People are taking their time getting to the polls, it appears.
Lake Hiawatha Elementary School, one of the sites serving as a polling place for Parsippany's 39 voting districts, is hopping this morning. That's due to parents dropping off children for classes, however—not to people coming to cast their votes in the 2011 general election. "I was number 11," said area resident David Kay, who said he showed up to cast a ballot mostly out of a sense of civic duty. "I really don't have that much interest; I tend to vote for the losing party. And I can't say that I'm happy with the present group in government. We'll have to see if we get a change this year." Donna Arcaro happened upon Patch in Lake Hiawatha School's parking lot. She was at the school for drop-off purposes, but was on her way to cast her vote…