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Snowy Days are Here Again!

posted Jan 2, 2016, 2:26 PM by Julie Mayhew   [ updated Jan 2, 2016, 2:31 PM ]



Happy New Year! We are right in the thick of our New England winter, so it's a good time to prepare for snowy days! Changes to dismissal 

procedures can understandably cause anxiety, and we want to make sure that parents and caregivers have the most accurate information possible. 

On snowy days, please be aware of the following:

 

· Information that appears on Facebook and other social media may not be accurate. An early dismissal will be announced by the school 

system and you will receive an alert message on your phone and email with complete and accurate information. Early dismissals will 

also be posted on the websites of local news stations. If you are unsure about a dismissal or have any questions, please call the school.


    ***As you can imagine, we receive a heavy volume of calls on snowy days - you can help us to manage that by listening to or reading the 

            entire alert message before calling the school! Thank you!


· All families received a form in September that asked for alternate dismissal information in the event of an early dismissal. Those plans 

automatically go into effect in the event of an early dismissal. If that information has changed, or if you do not recall your plans, please 

contact your child’s teacher for a reminder or to make updates.


· Although we may begin dismissing early, buses are often delayed due to difficult road conditions. It is not uncommon for children to arrive 

home close to their usual time, as buses may need extra time to complete their routes. If you are concerned about your child’s delayed arrival, 

please do not hesitate to call the school—we will be here until we are sure that every child is safely  home!

 

Please be sure that all your contact information is up-to-date. It is vitally important that we are able to get in touch with you in the event of any 

unexpected situation. If you have changed your phone number, address, or emergency contacts since the school year began, please call the office as 

soon as possible to let Mrs. Rambacher know.

 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns,  feel free to contact me at mayhewj@bsd-ri.net or by phone at 568-1340.

 

Julie Mayhew

 

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