District reminds of snow day procedures

As the weather turns colder, district officials are reminding families of procedures for snow days and delays.

On inclement weather days, the process to make a decision on closing begins at about 4:30 a.m. School officials watch weather reports, check the radar, and make contact with town and village officials to get information about road and sidewalk conditions.

Student safety while traveling to school — whether walking, driving or riding the bus — is the primary concern, and the primary reason for canceling school.

“Closing school is never an easy decision,” Superintendent Robert J. Miller said in a letter to parents. “However, your child’s safety will always be upmost on our mind.”

An effort is made to make a decision by 6 a.m. If officials think weather will improve later in the morning, the district will open on a two-hour delay.

In the event of a closing or delay, the Blackboard Connect emergency phone system will be programmed to start calling families as close to 6 a.m. as possible. This is the district’s primary tool for contacting families to let them know of any changes to the school day. Parents are encouraged to make sure they have provided a current, working phone number to their child’s school.

Information about school closings and delays will also be provided to television and radio stations (a full list can be found here).

For more information about school closings or delays, contact the district office at (315) 866-2230.