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  • Early Release: Wed., Mar 18th @ 12:40 pm
  • Early Release: Mar 25th - 27th @ 12:40 pm (Spring Conferences)
  • Spring Break: Mar 30th - Apr 3rd

CALENDAR

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Dear families and staff,

Unsettled weather is in the forecast for our area. Severe weather or other emergencies may cause changes to the school day. When this happens, schools may need to start late, dismiss early, or close.

Possible School Schedule Change

School Starts

School Dismisses

Two hour delay

Two hours later than regular times

Regularly scheduled times

Early dismissal

May be regular or delayed times, watch for message from district

Earlier than regularly scheduled times

Closed

Schools will not open

Schools will not open

 

Two-Hour Delay

If there is a two-hour delayed start, the following schedule changes will apply:

  • Limited AM/PM Transportation
  • No out-of-district transportation
  • No morning skills center
  • No zero-hour classes
  • No AM or PM APPLE or Presidents Preschool 
  • Athletics and after-school activities may continue as scheduled but they may also be canceled. Please monitor school communications for updates on the status of these events.

Early Dismissal

With this option, school is closed earlier than regular times to respond to weather or other conditions.  Families may pick up students from school and we will transport bus riders home on their limited routes. Dismissing school early is generally an emergency action because we need to verify with parents that someone will be at home if school is dismissed early.

Closed School

Depending on the weather conditions, canceling school might be an option to keep our students and staff safe on treacherous roads. Athletics and after-school activities may continue as scheduled but they may also be canceled. Please monitor school communications for updates on the status of these events.

Limited Transportation

In adverse weather, bus routes may be limited to main roads. We will provide notification to the community if we must use limited transportation routes. Regular and limited transportation routes can be found on our website here

How we will communicate information about changes to school schedules:

  • School Messenger (Emails and/or phone calls and/or text messages)
  • Flash Alert Newswire (FlashAlert.net)
  • Social media
  • Home page of district website (www.asd.wednet.edu)
  • Broadcast Media

While we know that our students and families are best served when we are open, our main concern is the safety of our students and staff. Typically, decisions regarding schedule changes are made in the early morning before school. This allows for the most current weather information to factor into the decision. This information is generally posted by 5:30 a.m. When it is necessary to close school due to extreme weather conditions or other unusual circumstances, announcements will be made on local radio and TV stations early in the morning. Please do not call the school office.

We understand that decisions about school schedules and bus route changes have an impact on our families and staff. We appreciate your patience during these situations.

Thank you.

Gary Sabol
Director of Communications
Arlington Public Schools

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