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Winter Weather Information
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Winter Weather

a.      A HCDE SchoolMessager call will be placed to all student households and staff members advising of the school closure or delay and if School Age Child Care is open or closed. This call will be made early enough to prevent students from going to bus stops and child care. Parents should also listen for the appropriate announcement via TV and radio so they can plan accordingly. (Please be sure to update your contact information with our front office staff.)


b.     When changing weather conditions necessitate early dismissal of school, public announcements and emergency calls to student homes will be made a minimum of one hour prior to school closing time.


c.      Emergency inclement weather days – when children are dismissed early because of snow, ice, flooding, etc. – school buses will carry the children as close as practicable (in the judgment of the school bus driver) to their home stop.  Buses will not operate on steep hills, dangerous curves, dead end roads, etc.  In extreme conditions, buses will not run.  All extra-curricular activities (including practices) are to be canceled.  Tier information for school dismissals is as follows:


1.      Schools starting at 7:15-7:30 are Tier 1 Schools.

2.      Schools starting at 8:00 – 8:30 are Tier 2 Schools. (DuPont is a Tier 2 School)

3.      Schools starting later than 8:45 are Tier 3 Schools.


Normally, it takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour for the buses to complete a run.  We will gladly accommodate all parents that arrive to pickup their children.

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