The Superintendent just sent an update, which aligns with the news from Emergency Management Operations. There is limited business owner and residential access to the Upper Keys, north of MM75, with active checkpoints to ensure proof of residency or business ownership. The Superintendent emphasizes that the conditions in the Upper Keys is not fully functioning, and does not recommend returning at this point: “In my opinion, for what it is worth, I would continue to recommend that everyone stay put to allow the infrastructure recovery efforts to take place.”
The Superintendent reconfirms that all Monroe County schools “absolutely will not have schools open for the remainder of this week (through Friday, September 15th).”
For those who have access to the internet, I recommend signing up for Monroe County Emergency updates to receive accurate information: http://monroecountyem.com/civicalerts.aspx?AID=129.
This is an aerial image of our school from NOAA (below). The aluminum flashing from the playground is hanging over the seminary street fence, but the buildings look intact. This is the link to the NOAA site: https://storms.ngs.noaa.gov/storms/irma/index.html.