From The New York Times: New York City students from several dozen schools too damaged to reopen have resumed classes, but they were shoehorned into other school buildings, in unfamiliar classrooms after unfamiliar commutes.
From the New York City Department of Education: After being closed for a week because of Hurricane Sandy, the New York City public school system is welcoming students back to classrooms. However, many schools that sustained damage in the storm cannot accommodate students, and the school system is trying to find temporary space for classrooms. School Chancellor Dennis Walcott says, “While the majority of schools will reopen to students today, 57 of our schools sustained severe damage and will open to students in new locations on Wednesday, Nov. 7.” Other campuses also remain closed, but most are expected to open Wednesday.
UPDATE from The New York Times: Most of New York City's 1.1 million public school students returned to school Monday as the city scrambled to deal with displacements, delayed openings, modified schedules and relocation of evacuees using school buildings. Many students heading to school made their way around downed trees and through streets that only recently had their traffic lights turn back on. The school system is closed Tuesday because of Election Day.