Monday, December 11, 2017

Conant Winter Reminders

Dear Conant Families,

Its back! Winter has come once again. Along with the fun of the season, there are also some items to remember when it comes to school. Although it looks like tomorrow’s storm may be missing us, the timing is a good opportunity to refresh our collective memories about school cancellations and delays. The best way to stay informed about school cancellations or delays is to ensure you have the correct phone numbers listed on your online emergency card in PowerSchool. This document connects to our automated phone and messaging  system called Bright Arrow. When school is cancelled or delayed, a call will go to all numbers in that system informing families about what is happening. Cancellations and delays will also be listed on major news outlets for the area.

If school is cancelled then all activities are cancelled. Sometimes there is a delay called which allows some extra time for the DPW and school personnel to finish clearing snow but does not cancel an entire day. Usually this is a two hour delay but it could be 90 minutes or one hour. Often, on these days, many students arrive too early for school. On a normal day, students may start to arrive at school at 8:05.
  • If there is a one hour delay, students should not arrive before 9:05.
  • If there is a 90 minute delay, students should not arrive before 9:35.
  • If there is a two hour delay, students should not arrive before 10:05.
  • When there is a delay, school will end at the regular time the day is NOT extended.
Please adhere to these guidelines to ensure your child is safe.

Unless it is raining or dangerously cold, students will go out to recess. Please ensure your child has appropriate gear for cold and snow when she/he comes to school. Often, older students will choose to look tough and not wear their gear. Don’t hesitate to be the boss and make them wear it. We will do the same here at school. We want to make sure everyone is safe and comfortable while enjoying the winter wonderland around us.

I personally love this weather. It is one of the joys of living in New England. I want to make sure everyone remains safe and sound so they can enjoy it too. Thank you in advance for your attention to these details. If you ever have questions, please contact us! Enjoy the season!


Damian J. Sugrue