Just as the Highland Park School District was hoping for the restoration of in-person classes on Tuesday, February 16th, a wintry mess is expected to greet students, parents, teachers and administrators. An ice storm warning and winter weather advisory were issued across New Jersey for a prolonged wintry mess that’s expected to hit the Garden State on Monday and last well past the Tuesday commute. At this time, it is unclear as to the impact on the school opening.
As of Sunday, February 14, Irving, Bartle, the middle, and high schools will be open for teaching and learning on Tuesday, February 16. Students returning for in-person school should follow instructions provided by their principals. Students who have chosen to remain home for all-virtual school will continue to be able to do so.
The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning in six New Jersey counties, saying “significant icing” is expected in North Jersey that could make a mess of roads, knock down wires and tree limbs and cause power outages.
A winter weather advisory was issued in 12 counties, saying freezing rain is expected in Central and South Jersey and the Jersey Shore. Total ice accumulations of one-tenth to two-tenths of an inch are expected. Power outages and downed wires could happen in these areas, too.