Handful of school districts go remote, while most close amid snowstorm


While most school districts within the Herald Community Newspapers coverage area closed on Friday because of snow, a handful — including Baldwin, Freeport and Malverne — switched to remote learning.

The National Weather Service said an overnight storm dropped three to six inches of snow across Long Island, with areas across the South Shore, including Merrick and Seaford, reporting a half a foot of snow.

Road conditions were described as icy and snowy, with many side streets remaining to be plowed as of 7 a.m. Friday. Snow was expected to taper off between 8 and 9 a.m.

Below is a list of schools that closed or went remote, according to their websites.  

Baldwin – all schools remote

Bellmore — not listed

Bellmore-Merrick Central — closed

North Bellmore — closed

East Meadow — closed

East Rockaway — closed

Elmont — closed

Hempstead -- all schools remote

Hewlett-Woodmere — closed

Franklin Square — closed

Freeport — all schools remote

Glen Cove — closed

North Shore – closed

Island Park — closed

Long Beach — closed

Lynbrook — closed

Malverne — all schools remote

Merrick — closed

Oceanside — closed

Oyster Bay-East Norwich — closed

North Merrick — closed

Rockville Centre — not listed

Seaford — closed

Uniondale — closed

Valley Stream 13 – not listed

Valley Stream 24 — not listed

Valley Stream 30 — closed

Valley Stream Central — closed

Wantagh — closed