Snow Day Letter 2015-2016

 
12/18/2015
 
 
Dear Parents,
 
As winter approaches, I want to reach out to you with information about school closings and delays due to snow or bad weather. When declaring snow days my first priority is always student safety. I also consider both the importance of having children in school to learn and the disruptions that a snow day causes our families.

I also know that timing of decisions matters. When possible, I will make decisions by 8 p.m. the night before. More often, I will make decisions by 5:30 a.m., when it will be communicated immediately online and through TV and radio stations, with Parent Link messages beginning at 6 a.m. The information will be posted on www.nhps.net and on our district Facebook page.  Some TV stations offer text message alerts for school delays and cancellations. Visit the station’s website for more information. Check the following TV and radio stations:
 
TELEVISION STATIONS
WTNH-TV Channel 8         WVIT-TV Channel 30         WFSB-TV Channel 3         FOX CT Channel 61

RADIO STATIONS
WPLR (99.1 FM)                 WYBC (94.3 FM)               WELI (960 AM)                      WKCI (101 FM)
WEBE (108 FM)                  WICC (60 AM)                    STAR 99.9 (99.9 FM)           KISS (95.7 FM)
WTIC (1080 AM)                 WTIC (96.5 FM)                 WZMX (93.7 FM)                   WRCH (100.5 FM)
WEBE (108 FM)                  WICC (60 AM)                    STAR 99.9 (99.9 FM)           KISS (95.7 FM)
WTIC (1080 AM)                 WTIC (96.5 FM)                 WZMX (93.7 FM)                   WRCH (100.5 FM)

If there is a delay, keep watching and listening as the district may decide later on to cancel school. All delays will be two-hour delays. When school is delayed, field trips, and morning Pre-K programs are canceled. 
Making Up Days
 
We are required by state law to have 180 days of school each year. With two “snow days” built into the school year, any additional days missed due to weather must be made up. If we need to schedule make-up days, we will follow this plan:
 
1.       The first eight (8) make-up snow days will be added to the end of the school year on June 21-30. 
2.       If additional days are cancelled for weather before February 12, they will be taken from February break, working back from Friday, February 19, 18, 17, and 16.
3.       If additional days are needed, they will be taken from April break, working back from Friday, April 22, 21, 20, 19 and 18.
 
As always, our mission is to educate your children and prepare them for success in college, career and life. With that said, we’ll hope for a mild winter and uninterrupted learning days.
 
Garth Harries
Superintendent of Schools
 
 
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