With half the town still without power, Fairfield school officials have postponed the opening of schools for the new academic year until Tuesday, Sept. 6.

As of Tuesday, officials said, eight schools still were without power and some roads remained closed.

Ninth-grade orientation sessions have been rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 2, officials said.

But two events that had been scheduled today at elementary and middle schools have been cancelled -- elementary meet-and-greet sessions and middle school orientation sessions.

This year, more than 10,000 students are enrolled in the Fairfield public schools, and the district has about 950 teachers and administrators.

With a total of 17 schools, the district's operating budget for the year is $145.7 million.

All schools will open Sept. 6, but officials said other questions should be directed to individual schools.

They are:

Burr Elementary

1960 Burr Street

203-255-7385

Dwight Elementary

1600 Redding Road

203-255-8312

Holland Hill

Elementary

105 Meadowcroft Road

203-255-8314

Jennings Elementary

31 Palm Drive

203-255-8316

McKinley

Elementary

60 Thompson Street

203-255-8318

Mill Hill Elementary

635 Mill Hill Terrace

203-255-8320

N. Stratfield Elementary

190 Putting Green Road

203-255-8322

Osborn Hill

Elementary

760 Stillson Road

203-255-8417

Riverfield

Elementary

1625 Mill Plain Road

203-255-8328

Sherman Elementary

250 Fern Street

203-255-8330

Stratfield

Elementary

1407 Melville Ave.

203-255-8332

Fairfield Woods

Middle School

1115 Fairfield Woods Road

203-255-8334

Ludlowe

Middle School

689 Unquowa Road

203-255-8345

Tomlinson

Middle School

200 Unquowa Road

203-255-8332

Ludlowe High School

785 Unquowa Road

203-255-7201

Warde High School

755 Melville Ave.

203-255-8354

Alternative

High School

108 Biro Street

203-255-8384