- October 28, 2021
West Orange and Southwest Orange parents of Orange County Public Schools students wanting their lives to return to normalcy after Hurricane Ian will have to wait one more day.
OCPS officials announced Saturday, Oct. 1, that all district schools will remain closed Monday, Oct. 3.
"Unfortunately, after consultation with Orange County officials, schools will not reopen Monday, Oct. 3, due to safety concerns and continued power outages at a number of our schools," Superintendent Maria Vazquez said. "Our plan is to reopen schools and resume normal operations Tuesday, Oct. 4."
All student activities will resume sometime next week. Athletic competitions will be determined at the schools’ discretion.
"Our focus has been on evaluating our facilities and returning students to school next week," Vazquez said. "A decision on make-up days will be forthcoming."