Orange County Public Schools remain closed on Monday
The Orange County Public School District released the following statement to OCPS parents/students and also on its Facebook page:
We appreciate your cooperation and patience during Hurricane Ian. We hope you and your family remained safe.
Now that the storm has passed, our maintenance teams continue to address power outages with our electrical providers.
Unfortunately, after consultation with Orange County officials schools will NOT reopen Monday, October 3 due to safety concerns and continued power outages at a number of our schools. Our plan is to reopen schools and resume normal operations Tuesday, October 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. A decision on make-up days will be forthcoming.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we return to school next week. We continue to be tested as a community, and I am confident in our resiliency and ability to collaborate and support one another. We look forward to seeing everyone Tuesday."
OCPS Superintendent Maria Vazquez
Orange County trash collection resumes on Monday
Residential curbside collection in unincorporated Orange County will resume Monday, Oct. 3. During the storm recovery period, excess household garbage that doesn’t fit in the roll cart can be set out for collection on your next large item pickup day. Please keep it separated from yard waste, and leave carts and items curbside for service. Yard waste collection delays are expected over the next few weeks.