As we move into the beautiful autumn season and prepare for the oncoming winter months we want to share this important information with you. Currently the hurricane season is ramping up and weather forecasters predict a cold winter cyclone forecast for our area. So, it’s never too early to communicate the following information.
In the event of our school closing, we will utilize the telephone chain through Blackboard Connect. Additionally, Channel 69 News, WFMZ-TV, and www.wfmz.com/weather/stormcenter/ will be contacted to display on air, and on their website, of our school status.
Delayed opening at Warren Glen Academy is always 2 hours later than the normal start time. Thus, the delayed opening start time is 10:15 a.m. Buses will run their route on a two hour delay. Since weather can always impact times, your child’s bus may arrive a few minutes earlier or later to the bus stop than what is expected.
Early dismissal time is 12:15 p.m. If school has started at its regular time and weather conditions necessitate an early dismissal, a decision will be made by 10:30 a.m. You will be contacted through our Blackboard Connect telephone system and/or e-mail.
An early dismissal and school closing is dependent upon the storm, power (electric), and overall conditions; actual and anticipated. Much like a meteorologist it can be a “best guess” as we gather information from several resources.
As a parent/guardian you have the final determination of allowing your child to be transported to school given the weather conditions. Typically, when your local district is closed, they will not provide bus transportation.
Always ensure your child knows what to do as they arrive home during deteriorating weather conditions and have a plan in place in the event you cannot greet your child upon arrival home.
Dr. Randy Pratt