The following protocol will be enforced when making the decision to attend, delay or postpone school, for the winter.
We base our decision on forecasted weather and, as you know, it is not always accurate. If the snow begins during the course of the day, and weather worsens sooner than expected, we will consider an early dismissal. This decision will be made no later than 11:45 a.m., and a one call will be made to the emergency contacts given to us at the beginning of the year. It will also be displayed on WTOV9 and WTRF7. If we do not dismiss early, and a snow event occurs later in the day, we have full confidence in our bus drivers to transport all students home. If your child drives to school and you are uncomfortable with them driving home due to the road conditions, they are permitted to leave their vehicle on school property and ride the bus home.
If your child participates in extra-curricular activities and practice is not cancelled, you, as a parent, can make the decision for your child to leave at the conclusion of the school day and not attend practice due to weather conditions.
There are times when temperature becomes a factor in deciding whether to begin school at the normal time or to delay. The following process will be put in place when determining a temperature related decision. Our decision will be based on the forecast from our local television stations. If the air temperature is forecasted for below zero or a wind chill of 15 below or colder, we will delay the start of school. If we do not delay, we encourage you to make sure your child is dressed appropriately when leaving for school.
We truly appreciate your cooperation on these matters. Most of the time it is an easy decision to delay or postpone, but sometimes we do face tough decisions when weather related issues occur. Our goal is to ensure the safety of our students and staff when making these decisions.