After our recent snow event, it is a good time to reflect and to remind all of us of a few important items when inclement weather hits our area.
- For our calling system to operate at maximum efficiency we need updated phone numbers. Phone calls to student households will go out at 5:45 am or later depending on when we make the decision to alter the school day. Please note, the calling machine calls the primary phone number associated with your student. Work with your child’s school if there are special circumstances that require an additional number to be added.
- Posts to our website and Facebook with updates on school delays or closures will go out within minutes of the decision.
- Radio and television stations will be contacted within minutes of any decision. When they decide to post that information is up to the individual stations.
- If school is going to operate at the regularly scheduled times, no notifications will be sent.
Some have asked about the timing of the phone system. Over the years we have called earlier and later. Based on feedback, there were enough parents that did not appreciate phones ringing earlier in the am, for some families that is a trigger of an emergency or family tragedy. When we made calls after 6 am, many families that live on the outskirts of town did not have enough time to make plans. So we have landed at 5:45 am as the initial time for the calls.
We will always try to make the call once we are confident of the best decision for that day. For early risers, checking the district website or Facebook sites will be your most consistent first notification.
Thank you again for working with us to ensure that we have the best systems in place to keep our students safe