Orangeburg, SC (WLTX)- Students in Orangeburg are going back to school on Monday after eight days off following Hurricane Matthew.
Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five officials had to make sure all downed trees were picked up from school bus routes, power restored in all school buildings and spoiled food replaced after the storm.
Just yesterday the last school's power came back on and one school still had a tree blocking the doors according to superintendent Dr. Jesse Washington.
"Our drivers have been in their personal cars driving their bus routes making sure everyone gets to school safely. All of this on their own, they've all pitched in and I think we've all learned a lot since last year" explained Dr. Washington.
Sheridan Elementary School lost roughly about three days worth of food. Principal Sammie Gordon Jr. says they got a fresh batch this morning and they're all set in the cafeteria.
Outside, however, a big pecan tree was blown over in the children's playground and it's still there. Mr. Gordon hopes to have it off the school property by Monday. If not, they'll mark it off and have someone make sure the kids don't wonder into it.
The school has a total of nine days they have to make up, eight from Hurricane Matthew and one from Hurricane Hermine.
Superintendent Washington said they will not be using any of the major holidays.