As a tropical storm warning is hoisted over the Marianas, the Public School System is urging the general public to assist the school district in keeping students safe going to and from school.
Classes for Rota’s Dr. Rita H. Inos Junior and Senior High School, Sinapalo Elementary School, and Head Start centers have been temporarily suspended due to the threat of the tropical storm.
As of 7pm last night, the center of tropical depression 26W was located about 130 miles south-southwest of Rota, 195 miles south-southwest of Tinian and 210 miles south-southwest of Saipan.
Saipan and Tinian public schools remain open. However, PSS is urging parents and the community in general to be prepared with the onset of heavy sustained winds and rains, especially for students waiting for schools buses.
“I am asking the general public to help us keep our students safe as they wait for their buses at their stations to go to school and on their way home,” Education Commissioner Dr. Rita A. Sablan said.
The education chief is asking parents and guardians of students to watch their children as they wait for school buses in going to school at every designated bus stops. At the same time students are strongly reminded to stay at the designated bus stops and bus shelters while waiting for their ride home after classes. (PSS)