Ramapo High School students will be the last local students to head back to classes, as the Ramapo Indian Hills High School District decided to cancel generators they were hoping would get kids back to school.
District officials, however, announced that if power didn't return to the Sandy-sacked school on Wednesday they would send Indian Hills High School kids home Thursday and allow Ramapo students to have class at the Oakland school.
If there was still no power at Ramapo the next day — the same switcheroo would apply: Ramapo students would have classes at Indian Hills High School and IHHS students would stay home.
Wyckoff K-8 students would be returning to classes Wednesday and Franklin Lakes K-8 students returned to school on Tuesday.
Here's the Tuesday message, in full, from RIH officials:
"Ramapo High School still remains without power.
My message to you yesterday stated that there were three generators in transit to Ramapo High School. A number of complications developed throughout the day resulting in a decision last night to cancel the generators and develop an alternative plan.
Indian Hills students will have a full day session on Wednesday, November 7.
If power is not restored to Ramapo High School by tomorrow evening, Indian Hills students will not attend school on Thursday, November 8. We will have Ramapo students attend Indian Hills High School for a full day session on Thursday, November 8.
If power is not restored to Ramapo High School by Thursday evening, Indian Hills students will not attend school on Friday, November 9. We will have Ramapo students attend Indian Hills High School for a full day session on Friday, November 9, 2012.
If power remains out at Ramapo High School, all Ramapo students should report to Indian Hills High School on Thursday morning, November 8 by 7:35 AM as per the regular bell schedule. This includes students who might not be assigned to a first period class.
For those students bussed to school, please note that bus routes and schedules will remain the same with transportation provided to Indian Hills High School.
Further details will be explained in an e-blast from Dr. Moore this afternoon to Ramapo families.
Further information will be provided tomorrow."
Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Joseph M. Gerace at Joseph.Gerace@patch.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox every morning, sign up for our daily newsletter.