There will be a two-hour delayed opening Tuesday in the Commack School District due to severe weather predictions, district officials announced Monday night.
All bus stop times will be two hours later than the regularly scheduled times.
"Our concerns include freezing temperatures, icy conditions, potentially late running buses and high school bus stop times that are in the dark. The delay will allow the Towns more time to salt and buses to function on-time in an effort to assure our students will not be waiting for buses in the dark and extreme cold, or in the case of our high school seniors, driving," Superintendent Donald James said in a district notice.
Morning Wilson technology classes at the high school are canceled, as well as a PTA meeting at the Mandracchia-Sawmill Elementary School.
Dismissal will be at regularly scheduled times.
Temperatures overnight Monday are expected to drop to the lower 20s across most of the Island. Around, 3 a.m. Tuesday, an icy decline into the mid-teens is predicted over most of Long Island.
The most dramatic drop will be reported heading closer to sunrise; around 6 a.m, temperatures will drop to the upper single digits across the western half of Suffolk, with temps in the lower to mid-teens on the East End.