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Winter Weather Update, 12-15-2020


 Office of the Superintendent

December 15, 2020

Dear Parents and School Community Members,

As we prepare for the season's first snowstorm, I am writing to give you an update on our plan for school closings this winter. The state has authorized districts to count days of all-remote instruction toward the 180-day requirement when in-person instruction is closed for inclement weather this winter. In consultation with the regional districts, we have designed a hybrid plan. 

If we have a significant snow storm, we plan to allow students to enjoy a traditional snow day. If, however, we have a less-significant accumulation or icy roads, which typically would result in a delayed opening or early dismissal only, we plan to move to all-remote learning for students and staff, following the current school schedules.  

We are planning a regular in-person day for tomorrow, December 16, because the forecast predicts an afternoon start time for the snow. However, after care is canceled, and all students will be dismissed at the scheduled school dismissal times (12:30 pm at Valley View and 1:00 pm at Bayberry). The current afternoon schedules for remote instruction will stay in place. Any changes to tomorrow’s plan will be communicated through our emergency notification system.  

For Thursday, based on the forecast, we are anticipating a traditional snow day with no remote instruction. We will reserve the final decision, however, and provide an update tomorrow evening. 

It is too early to make a decision about Friday at this point, but we hope to have an in-person instructional day. 

Thank you for your cooperation and patience. Please continue to check your email.

Very truly yours,

George P. Alexis