Delays & Cancellations
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Inclement Weather Procedures
As winter approaches, it is time to plan ahead for those
days when school will be closed for the entire day;
starting at a later time in the morning; or dismissed
early due to inclement weather. The following
information should be helpful to you.
DAYS - In the event of inclement weather
when it is too severe for buses to be on the highways,
school will be cancelled for the entire day. This
announcement is usually broadcasted as early as
6:00-6:30 AM by the local radio stations. If you have
any doubt concerning school closings, you should tune in
to either WMPL, WCCYNVOLV or TV 6 News. An email via
parent listserv and text messages via remind 101 will be
sent with this announcement.
STARTS FOR GRADES K-12 - In recent
years, delayed starts have become an alternative to full
snow days. On days such as these the storm has usually
passed and the county snowplows only need some extra
time to clear the roads. Again, such announcements will
be broadcast by the local radio stations starting
between 6:00 – 6:30 AM. An email will be sent out to the
parent listserv. On delayed start days, school will
begin at 10:15 AM (MS/HS) & 10:20 AM (Elementary). The
bus drivers will begin their routes 2 hours later than
usual. You will need to calculate the adjusted time for
the bus to arrive at your home on delayed start days by
using the information mentioned above.
BREAKFAST IS NOT SERVED ON LATE START DAYS.
EARLY DISMISSAL - On occasion school
must be dismissed early in the morning or afternoon due
to an approaching storm. In such instances the
announcements will be broadcast by the radio stations
during short intervals to alert parents. An email will
also be sent to the parent listserv. Please be sure that
the early dismissal information that you provided to the
schools is always accurate.
SCHEDULED SPORTING EVENTS - Please
listen to the radio stations regarding scheduled
games/contests on days when school is canceled or
dismissed early. Coaches will contact players in the
event of a change in schedule.
THE GE BULLDOG AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM IS CLOSED 0N
AND ANY WEATHER-INDUCED EARLY DISMISSALS.