First big snow no big deal in Oyster Bay and Bayville


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

Oyster Bay got hit with between 7 and 12 inches, depending on where residents lived. Denise Trezza said the snow was manageable and pretty.

“It’s light and fluffy,” she said. “We shoveled out our driveway in no time at all.”

Bayville’s snow accumulation is between 4 to 5 inches. John Taylor said it isn’t bad.

“It’s heavy but pretty,” he said. “I haven’t been out yet so I don’t know how the roads are.”

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

Locust Valley — 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