Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Michael F. Ring sent a letter home to parents reminding them of the proper winter protocols the Rocky Point School District will be following this winter season. Ring said there will be emergency plans, along with early dismissals and regular dismissals depending on the type of weather we see on the island this year.
"In the event of inclement weather causing an early dismissal, schools will dismiss in the same order as is
customary for regular dismissal with the High School being dismissed first, followed by the Middle School, the
Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School, and, lastly, the Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School," said Ring in a letter home to parents.
Ring encouraged parents to review the emergency procedures with their children.
In the letter, Ring said "when weather conditions necessitate a change" the following protocol will be followed:
- A review of road and weather conditions and forecasts will take place in early morning.
- Parents will be notified of the decision to delay, dismiss early or close school, via Connect Ed.
- Inclement weather bus stops will be utilized during any delayed opening or early dismissal due to weather. If inclement weather bus stops are used for pickup on a given morning, they will also be used for afternoon drop-off. Inclement weather stops may be accessed via the Parent Portal on eSchool. If your present bus stop is not listed then the regular and inclement stops are the same.
For any other weather-related questions Ring told parents to speak with their children's building principal. "The safety of the students and staff is our number one priority and your cooperation and support is greatly appreciated," said Ring.