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Summer school for high school students will resume on Thursday, and due to last Fridayís storm, students will sit in class nearly an hour and a half longer each day.

Classes, which normally run from 8:10 a.m. to 1 p.m., will now run until 2:20 p.m. each day for the remainder of the first session, which runs until Friday, July 13.

Lunch will be served at all four regional class sites, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Churchill, Clarksburg and Northwood high schools.

Other summer school programs that were slated to begin this week, including elementary regional summer school, ELO/SAIL and Extended School Year programs, will begin on Monday.

All other programming and activities taking place in public schools, such as summer camps, recreation programs, day care centers and the summer meals program, will partially resume on Thursday. The programming will resume only if that school has electricity, schools spokesman Dana Tofig said.

As of Tuesday morning, about 60 to 70 schools were still without power, Tofig said.

A list of schools without power will be available early Thursday morning on the MCPS information line at 301-279-3673, on MCPS TV and on the school system website at

The school systemís central offices will reopen Thursday, Tofig said; the central office at 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville did not have power as of Tuesday afternoon, but Tofig said the school system is hoping that the power resumes by Thursday.

The school systemís website is back up and running, with emergency updates at the top of the page.