With winter-like temperatures starting to be felt and the potential for winter weather in the forecast, the Allen County School District has this reminder about the Allen County School District’s winter weather notification policy.
The Winter Weather policy reflects an option that the school district restarted in recent years---the one-hour or two-hour delay in the start of the school day. This option would mean that the opening of school would be delayed to allow conditions to improve or officials to further monitor winter weather situations and conditions.
If the one or two hour delay option is used, a one call will be sent out by or before 5:30 a.m. to inform parents and district employees of the delay. The Nashville televisions stations (WTVF, WSMV, WKRN, and WZTV) as well as WBKO and WVLE-WLCK radio will also be notified at or before 5:30.
When a decision to close school is made, the same notifications procedures will be used. Allen County School Superintendent Randall Jackson reminds parents that it’s important to listen closely to any message from the school district.
“Be sure to listen to the one call message,” Superintendent Jackson said. “Don’t assume school is automatically canceled. We may just be on a delay.”
Parents should also listen to see if the missed school day is a Nschool@home day---a day in which students are expected to complete work that has been designated under the new non-traditional instruction guidelines.
In the event of an early dismissal, a one call message will be sent out once the decision to dismiss is made and will include the time at which schools will be dismissing. WBKO and WVLE will also be notified.
“Please listen to all one calls as the messages may change depending on the situation,” Jackson emphasized. “We thank you for your patience with us during these decisions and remember we make decisions based on the safety of all of our students and staff.”
Any parent who does not receive one call from the school district can call the Allen County School District at 270-618-3181 to be added to the one call list. Information about school closings and or delays can also be found by following Allen Co. Schools on Twitter (@AllenCoSchools