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Severe Weather Procedures

 

School may be delayed two hours or closed whenever a “watch” or “warning” is in effect PRIOR to the starting time of school.

Tornado Watch:  If a Tornado Watch is in effect at regular dismissal times, students will be dismissed to their normal bus runs.  Weather conditions will be evaluated for walkers and, if unsafe, these students will be held at school and their parents notified.  Students who drive will be released.

Tornado Warning:  If a Tornado Warning is in effect, or if a tornado appears, during regular school hours, children will be kept at school in predetermined shelter areas until the warning is lifted.  All students including those who walk and drive will be held in school until the
warning is lifted or parents pick them up.

After Hours School Activities:  If a Tornado Watch or Tornado Warning is announced during school hours, all after-school and evening activities will be CANCELLED.    If an “ALL CLEAR” is announced TWO Hours prior to the starting time of an activity, it shall meet as scheduled.

When school evening activities are canceled, this cancellation also includes all clubs, organizations and extra-curricular events held on campus and scheduled for that evening.

Parents….

If you are concerned you may pick up your children at any time during a tornado “watch” or “warning” and must sign them out in the appropriate office.  Parents may NOT pick up children other than their own unless written permission is on file at the school office.

Do NOT call the school building inquiring about tornado procedures during the period of a tornado “watch” or “warning”
because telephone lines are needed for emergency communication.

Please have a plan for your children when no one will be at home upon arrival from school.

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