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Treasure Coast schools, IRSC ready to resume classes Monday after Hurricane Nicole break

NewsTreasure Coast schools, IRSC ready to resume classes Monday after Hurricane Nicole break

After a five-day break because of Hurricane Nicole and Veterans Day, schools are ready for students to return Monday. 

Indian River State College also plans to resume classes Monday. 

Treasure Coast school districts reported minimum damage to their facilities after Hurricane Nicole made landfall Thursday morning just south of Vero Beach. 

Debris was picked up at schools and facilities, and schools used as storm shelters were cleaned, said Indian River County Schools Superintendent David Moore.

“We are all open,” Moore said. 

Martin County School District had some minor issues that included roof leaks at some of the facilities, but those will be addressed by staff, Martin County Schools spokesperson Jennifer DeShazo said in a text message. 

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“Everything is extremely minimal,” DeShazo said. “We are good to go for Monday and look forward to welcoming our students and employees back to our campuses on Monday.”

St. Lucie County Schools reported no damage, spokesperson Lydia Martin said in an email. 

School districts announced they were closing schools Wednesday and Thursday at the beginning of the week, as forecasters predicted Nicole could make landfall somewhere on the Treasure Coast by Wednesday night. Schools were closed Friday because of Veterans Day.

Some schools were used as storm shelters that opened Wednesday morning. 

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Indian River County Schools opened three shelters —  Treasure Coast Elementary, the Freshman Learning Center and the Freshman Learning Center 800 wing — Wednesday morning. About 90 people used the shelters, Moore said. 

A tattered American flag is seen flapping in the wind at a dock along the Indian River Lagoon in St.Lucie Village on Wedneseday, Nov. 9, 2022, as Tropical Storm Nicole approaches Florida. The storm became a hurricane before moving inland Wednesday night into Thursday morning along the east coast of Florida.

Martin County Schools opened five shelters Wednesday morning at Port Salerno and Warfield elementary schools; Jensen Beach High; Anderson Middle and Willoughby Learning Center. 

In St. Lucie County, Fort Pierce Westwood Academy and Treasure Coast High School were used as shelters. 

Meanwhile, high school athletic events resumed Friday on the Treasure Coast with football playoff games at 6 p.m.

Football games scheduled 6 p.m. Friday: 

• Jensen Beach High School versus Port St. Lucie High School at Jensen Beach

• Martin County High School versus Treasure Coast High School at Martin County High School.

Football games scheduled for Saturday:

• 1 p.m. Saturday, St. Lucie West Centennial High School plays at Melbourne High School. 

• 6 p.m., Vero Beach High School plays at home against Harmony High School

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