PSS classes half-day today except double session schools

Posted on Oct 11 2019


The Public School System announced yesterday that classes today, Oct. 11, will just be half-day sessions, calling it Professional Development Half-Day Friday.

In a Facebook post yesterday, PSS recommended that parents refer to their respective schools’ dismissal times for Half-Day Fridays.

Schools that are on double session schedules are exempt from Half-Day Fridays. Double session schools will follow their regular daily schedules/times.

The double session schools are William S. Reyes, Oleai, San Vicente, Koblerville, and Kagman elementary schools, as well as Chacha Ocean View and Francisco M. Sablan middle schools.

PSS resumed classes yesterday after schools completed post-Super Typhoon Hagibis preparations.

Acting Education commissioner Charley Kenty reported last Wednesday that no school sustained any appreciable damage from Hagibis and are ready to resume classes. Eight schools were used as emergency shelters for the super typhoon.

Early dismissal at Hopwood

Hopwood Middle School was forced to end classes early yesterday due to a power outage.

At 10:30am yesterday, PSS announced that Hopwood Middle School students are dismissed at 11:30am yesterday to “address some concerns on campus.” Line crews from the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. arrived at the Hopwood campus at 11am yesterday and were able to restore power at 12pm.

Marc Venus | Reporter
Marc Venus is the Saipan Tribune's public health and education reporter. He has an associate degree in Applied Sciences in Computer Applications and is working on his bachelor’s degree at the Northern Marianas College. Contact him at

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