2017-2018 Winter Weather Reminders – School Closing and Delay Procedures

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2017-2018 Winter Weather Reminders – School Closing and Delay Procedures

Colder temperatures must mean we are getting close to that time of year when weather conditions dictate whether or not we make a special call home to families! As we near the official start of winter, it is important to remind families of our school closing and delay procedures.

During the school year, weather conditions or other incidents may require the school to adjust its operating schedule. Especially given weather situations, a decision is made after careful consideration and consultation with the National Weather Service, public safety and public works personnel, and school officials throughout our geographic region.

Since we service a large regional section of southeastern Massachusetts, we evaluate the most current conditions and use the best information available to us to project anticipated conditions. Given the nature of our large geographic region, conditions in one area can often differ significantly from other areas. Decisions to close or delay the opening of school takes into account this information and the safety of our entire school community.

If school is closed or is closing early, or opening is delayed due to inclement weather, a power outage, or other issues, the school will notify families of any changes to our normal operating hours by all of the following methods:

  • Send a verbal notification to primary phone numbers listed in the school’s database;
  • Send a written notification to email addresses listed in the school’s database;
  • Post to local Boston television stations (ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC); and
  • Post to the school’s website, App, Facebook, and Twitter pages.

Please click the link to view our communication plan.

We also encourage you to visit the websites of the television stations that carry our cancellation notices and to sign up for their text message alerts. This is a great way to stay informed, especially in the event of a power outage.

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