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30 public schools opening for classes on Friday

Posted: Sep 13, 2018 5:10 PM +10:00 Updated:

It's back to school, post-Typhoon, for many of Guam's students. In fact, the final 2 Catholic Schools, Notre Dame High and Dominican Center in Ordot, now have power and all 14 are scheduled to open Friday. But for GDOE, only 7 schools have been added to the list. 

30 public schools will be back in session on Friday:

The full list of schools that will open Friday includes the following:

  • Adacao Elementary School
  • Agana Heights Elementary School
  • Astumbo Elementary School
  • BP Carbullido Elementary
  • C.L. Taitano Elementary School
  • Chief Brodie Memorial Elementary School
  • Daniel L. Perez Elementary School
  • Finegayan Elementary School
  • Juan M. Guerrero Elementary School
  • J.Q. San Miguel Elementary School
  • Liguan Elementary School
  • Maria Ulloa Elementary School
  • M.U. Lujan Elementary School
  • Machananao Elementary School
  • Ordot Chalan Pago Elementary School
  • P.C. Lujan Elementary School
  • Talofofo Elementary School
  • Tamuning Elementary School
  • Upi Elementary School
  • Wettengel Elementary School
  • Agueda I. Johnston Middle School
  • Astumbo Middle School
  • F.B. Leon Guerrero Middle School
  • Jose Rios Middle School
  • Vicente Benavente Middle School
  • George Washington High School
  • John F. Kennedy High School
  • Simon Sanchez High School
  • Southern High School
  • Tiyan High School

Students are slowly heading back to class, like at San Vicente Catholic School in Barrigada, where parents dropped off their kids Thursday. Principal Nelba Aquino says during the storm, a GPA transformer left the school in the dark, telling KUAM News, "COR 1 was declared Tuesday morning, when I heard from my Vice Principal Sister Lou that the transformer right near our school exploded twice."

Working fast to get classrooms back in shape, GPA responded quickly to get the lines back up and running. But the storm also left three classrooms deep in water, leaving staff to go the extra mile.

"They worked all day yesterday to fix the classrooms," she added. "First and foremost the safety of our students is our concern so once we got power and water back we assess everything."

But power and water wasn't the only roadblock, as you might've spotted DPW clearing roads of debris. "We're out here supporting our village mayors, clearing vegetation, trying to push the vegetation off the roads to make it safer for the motorists, and school buses to get the kids back to school," said Darren Muna with DPW's Highway Section. He added  that they'll continue to clear fallen branches, so San Vicente,  and other schools across the island can get back on track, noting, "We're still on track of our academic requirements. So that is the most important thing and missing a lot of days in school it's hard for the students."

In fact, you can help keep roads clear. DPW says if you spot fallen trees or need to properly dispose of green waste, you can call your village mayors to coordinate cleanup.

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