Emergency situations can be a hectic experience for parents and students. Even worse is the rare occasion when it is necessary to send students home early. Many questions need to be answered immediately to allow you to plan for the care of your children, and attempted communication with the school, met with repeated busy signals, can be very frustrating. Communicating with your child ahead of time can help alleviate panic during this stressful time.
Please be sure to:
1 HOUR DELAY
All students will ride the same bus with the same type of pick-up structure as under normal circumstances other than that bus will arrive at the regular pick-up stop approximately one hour later than usual. No structure changes will exist other than the time element. Under a one-hour delay, morning junior kindergarten classes will be held. There will be no vocational education classes.
2 HOUR DELAY
Under a two-hour delay, all students will be picked up as usual, except two hours later than on a regular schedule. Under a two-hour delay, there will be NO A.M. JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN. There will be no vocational education classes.
The purpose of this alternative plan is to enable me the flexibility of delaying school on some mornings due to fog and/or freezing rain. We are hoping that it will help assure that more instructional days can be held, while improving the safety factor for our staff and students.
Below you will find a chart outlining regular starting times and the starting times under a one and two hour delay situation. The chart also shows the time lunch schedules would begin. You will note that no alteration is being made regarding lunch.
* NO A.M. Junior kindergarten for tow-hour delay
In the event of an early closing in the Hartland Schools (prompted by severe weather, failure of a heating plant, loss of electrical power, etc.), the procedures described below will be followed. Make certain you have discussed with your student procedures they should follow if school should ever be dismissed early.
Radio station WHMI 93.5 F.M. will carry reports of late busses, main roads only, or school cancellations.