Both Hopatcong and Sparta schools will remain closed one week after Hurricane Sandy tore through the northeast, and left thousands without power.
Hopatcong schools are officially closed until Nov. 12, according to OEM coordinator Robert Haffner.
Sparta schools will remain closed until further notice, according to a bulletin posted on the district website.
Both towns experienced serious damage from the storm, with some homes destroyed and numerous wires and trees down in the roads.
The communities have been coming together at shelters set up at Hopatcong High School and Sussex County Technical School in Sparta.