Typically, decisions regarding schedule changes are made in the early morning, before school, when current weather conditions can be assessed. We believe students and families are best served when we are open. Our main concern is the safety of our students and staff. Once a decision has been made, it will be communicated as quickly as possible.
School Closure: When schools are closed for the day due to weather or emergency, the school building will not be used. Unless otherwise noted, all evening meetings and activities are cancelled.
Two-Hour Delay: School will start two hours late. Buses will drive slowly, adjusting to conditions and may be delayed.
10-Minute Early Release: Middle and high school students can be released 10 minutes early in order to give the buses extra time to complete routes. In this case, elementary students are released at the regular time.
We will use our text messaging system — BL Connect — to alert parents in the case of an emergency. Examples of when the text alert system would be used after:
This notification will be sent AFTER students and staff have been secured and emergency responders have been notified.
text alert system will not be used in the case of drills, medical
incidents involving specific students or lockouts (in a lockout, school
staff members lock the outside doors, but instruction continues as
General press releases and community releases will not be sent using text messaging.