Friday, October 16, 2015

School Schedule for October 19-21

School will start on a one-hour delay on MondayTuesday and Wednesday (October 19-21). Students should report to the bus stop or school one hour later than the normal time.
Wednesday, October 21, will not be an early release day for elementary and middle schools. 
Schools will start on a one-hour delay and dismiss at regular time, just like the schedule for Monday and Tuesday. Also on Wednesday, high schools will start on the same one-hour delay schedule as Monday and Tuesday.
As originally scheduled, students will not attend school on Thursday, October 22 and FridayOctober 23.
We greatly appreciate your patience, as we work to get students back to as close to a regular schedule as possible. Safety continues to be our top priority. Almost all of our buses (100 out of 114) are still traveling on adjusted routes due to numerous road closures. The delay allows us to run all bus routes during daylight hours and avoid some traffic congestion caused by multiple detours. Please, do not drive around or move any barricades.
After Wednesday, we will re-assess road conditions, traffic patterns and congestion, and route times to determine the best course of action going forward. We will notify families on Thursday or Friday of next week about the schedule for October 26–30.
If the one-hour delay creates a hardship for families, limited staff will be available so that schools can open their doors at the normal time.
The informational page about the delay on our website has been updated. Click here to access that page. If you know of a family who does not have Internet access at home, please help us share this information with them. They can visit a Richland Library branch, where computers and Internet access are available.
Thank you for working with us as we strive to operate safely.