School buses could not get near P.S. 174 in Rego Park because of the enormous trees covering the streets and sidewalks.
Parents had to walk their kids carefully around the debris to get inside. The school does have power and will hold a full day of classes.
The storm knocked out power to more than half a dozen schools including P.S. 24 in Flushing.
Mayor Bloomberg said it is nothing kids cannot handle.
However, some parents were not comfortable leaving their kids at school without electricity.
The only school to close was John Bowne High School, which sustained structural damage during the storm.