For many of our students, school is the safest place to be during inclement weather. In many cases, both parents and/or guardians work outside the home. Schools provide a warm, supervised environment for children. However, parents are always encouraged to consider the conditions of their neighborhood and the well-being of their students in deciding whether to keep their student home. Students are excused from school when parents so request.
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 secure (in a secure, school
staff members lock the outside doors, but instruction continues as
General press releases and community releases will not be sent using text messaging.
What Does the Information Mean?
How to Find Out if Schools are Closed or Delayed:
How the Decision is Made:
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.