Arthur Hall, Senior News Editor
HURRICANE SANDY delivered a cruel blow to Swallowfield Primary and Junior High School on Whitehall Avenue in St Andrew last Wednesday.
One block of classrooms has been left without a roof, while the rain associated with the system made its way into several other areas.
On Thursday, school officials, aided by some parents, worked overtime to get the premises ready for the resumption of classes tomorrow.
Neril Ellis, the school's principal, told The Sunday Gleaner that he was greeted with a daunting sight when he visited the premises in the aftermath of Sandy.
Two grade-three classrooms had lost their roofs, while a number of other classrooms were flooded.
"Most of the roof for the other classrooms is leaking, while, as you can see, these two lost their roofs," Ellis said as he joined others trying to effect temporary repairs to the roof.
"We are in the process of trying to get a proper tarpaulin to cover this so that we can have classes resume by Monday," added Ellis.
Most schools in the Corporate Area, Portland, St Catherine and St Mary are expected to resume classes tomorrow after being ordered closed last week because of Sandy.
Schools in other parishes resumed classes last Friday after a two-day Sandy-imposed break.