Message about changes in Snow/Cold day policy including 2 hour delays
Dear Montessori Families:
In the past Montessori
Regional Charter School has resisted calling a 2 hour delay during inclement
weather as we serve 9 different school districts (with diverse policies) and,
more importantly, we think that 2 hour delays can be difficult for our working families
to manage. However, during the last two winters we have seen a dramatic
increase in the number of dangerously cold days in the Erie region and we are
concerned about the number of days our students are losing.
immediately, we are changing our policy and procedure as follows:
- When the
temperature (with wind chill) is less than – 15°, we will place the school on a 2 hour delay.
- This means that buses – including MRCS students that
live in the city of Erie - will pick up students 2 hours later than normal at
the regular stops.
- Our regular carpool hours will be 2 hours later:
- North Campus 9:45 am – 10:10 am
- South Campus 10:00 am – 10:25 am
- Lunch, after school activities and after school care
will remain on the regular schedule.
- During inclement weather please begin checking
closings and delays after 5:15 am.
- Closing/delay decisions will likely be announced in
the morning. Please be sure that your contact numbers are up to date to receive
Broadcast calls or check your local TV stations.
- During 2 hour delays - the school
will be fully staffed and open at 7:45 am (North)
and 8:00 am (South).
- Families may drop
off their students any time after the above listed times for childcare from the opening of school to the delayed start time at 10:30 am. This service will be provided at no charge.
This policy is effective
immediately – Monday, February 23, 2015.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support
of Montessori Regional Charter School.
Anthony J. Pirrello