\When circumstances require that
classes be cancelled or delayed for an emergency or
weather-related reason, announcements are: posted
here, shared with the news media, and emailed to
anyone who has signed up to receive such alerts on
School News Notifier service.
Such announcements will normally first be given
between 6:00 and 6:45 a.m. and will be repeated.
Unless otherwise noted, all scheduled use of the
schools is cancelled on a day that schools are
closed for emergency or weather-related reasons.
All parents, especially working parents, should
instruct their children where to go if schools are
dismissed unexpectedly during the day. However,
BH-BL parents may find that our schools are less
likely to close unexpectedly during the day than in
many other districts. We believe that safety lies in
following established routines. When surveyed, our
parents have asked that we try not to send children
home unexpectedly during the day. Both staff and
parents are concerned about children being sent to
empty homes or being confused as to where they
should go, given the complex child care arrangements
many children have today.
If a severe winter storm catches the local weather
forecasters we depend on by surprise, the
Superintendent may be forced to send children home
early, but we try to avoid doing this. We often find
that by the afternoon, when classes would normally
be letting out, snow plows have cleared the roads
and travel conditions have improved.