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FHSD announces inclement weather plans

The first day of winter is approaching and with it comes the possibility of school closings and delays due to natural elements, hazardous road conditions or power outages.

“School closings and delays are based on concern for the safety of students, parents and employees,” explained Scot Prebles, superintendent.  “Now is a good time for parents to begin thinking about alternate plans for children should school be delayed, dismissed early, or closed due to winter weather that can impact road conditions and safety.”

Should there be a need to close schools, Forest Hills latch-key programs will be cancelled. All extracurricular activities will be cancelled, unless otherwise communicated.

If there is a need to delay the start of school to allow time for streets and parking lots to be cleared of snow, ice or debris, school buses and schools will operate on a one- or two-hour delay (see chart below for detailed information).

“Forest Hills works to ensure students, staff and parents are safe when the temperature drops and roadways become hazardous,” said Prebles. “To help assess road and weather conditions, FHSD employees personally drive district roads, confer with road crews district-wide and consider local meteorology reports. We know students are better served academically when in school, but safety is our top priority.”

When schools are delayed or closed, parents of FHSD students will receive a phone call on the phone number provided to us. If your phone number has recently changed, please notify your child’s school. Closings and delays will also be communicated on television, radio, the district website, the district Facebook page (www.facebook.com/foresthillsschooldistrict) and the district Twitter feed (@fhschools).

GRADE LEVELS

CLOSED

ONE-HOUR DELAY

TWO-HOUR DELAY

EARLY DISMISSAL

1-6

Closed

Begin at 10:15 a.m., dismiss at 3:45 p.m.

Begin at 11:15 a.m., dismiss at 3:45 p.m.


 

Dependant upon circumstances.  

7-8

Closed

Begin at 9:30 a.m., dismiss at 3:15 p.m

Begin at 10:30 a.m., dismiss at 3:15 p.m

Dependant upon circumstances.  

9-12

Closed

Begin at 9 a.m., dismiss at 2:40 p.m.

Begin at 10 a.m., dismiss at 2:40 p.m.

Dependant upon circumstances.  

A.M. KINDERGARTEN, PRESCHOOL

Closed

Begin at 10:15 a.m., dismiss at 12 p.m.

 

Begin at 11:15 a.m., dismiss at
1:10 p.m. Lunch will not be provided.

Dependant upon circumstances.

A.M. HEAD START

Closed

Cancelled

Cancelled

Dependant upon circumstances.

P.M. KINDERGARTEN, PRESCHOOL

Closed

Begin at 1 p.m., dismiss at 3:45 p.m.

Begin at 1:50 p.m., dismiss at 3:45 p.m.

Cancelled.

P.M. HEAD START

Closed

Begin at 12:15 p.m., dismiss at 3:45 p.m.

Begin at 12:15 p.m., dismiss at 3:45 p.m. (as normal)

Cancelled.

BUSES

Not running

Buses for A.M. preschool, A.M. kindergarten through grade 12 operate on a one-hour delay for student pick-up from home   (A.M. Head Start is cancelled).

 

Buses for P.M. kindergarten, preschool and Head Start operate as usual for student pick-up from home. 

 

Buses operate as normal to return students to home.

Buses for A.M. preschool, A.M. kindergarten through grade 12 operate on a two-hour delay for student pick-up from home (A.M. Head Start is cancelled).

 

Buses for P.M. kindergarten and preschool operate on 50

-minute delay for student pick-up from home.    

 

Buses for Head Start operate as normal.

 

Buses operate as normal to return students to home.

Dependant upon circumstances.

A.M. LATCHKEY

Cancelled

Cancelled

Cancelled

Operate as usual

P.M. LATCHKEY

Cancelled

Operate as usual

Operate as usual

Cancelled

EXTRA-

CURRICULAR  ACTIVITIES

Cancelled- unless otherwise communicated by school

A.M. cancelled, P.M. operate as usual - unless otherwise communicated by school

A.M. cancelled, P.M. operate as usual - unless otherwise communicated

A.M. operate as usual, P.M. cancelled - unless otherwise communicated

PRIVATE/ PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS

No bus service provided

Buses operate on one-hour delay for student pick-up from home

Buses operate on two-hour delay for student pick-up from home

Dependant upon circumstances.

When the public school district in which a school is located declares “NO YELLOW BUS SERVICE” or “SCHOOL CLOSED”, FHSD will not provide bus service to schools located within that public school district attendance area even if Forest Hills schools are open. Due to the close proximity to FHSD’s western border, exceptions have been made for Guardian Angels and McNicholas High School.