It sure seems like our fall weather is coming to an end and unfortunately, we are likely headed into the winter season.
With winter in mind, I want to remind you, that we will again be utilizing the Connect 5 communication system for
weather related postponements and cancelations. I know many of you rely on this communication
(text message & email), but please do not rely solely on the Connect 5 communication system.
I will also share school announcements on local radio and television stations listed below. At the beginning of the
school year, a Connect 5 form was included in your packet for you to update phone numbers and e-mail addresses.
If you haven’t turned this form into the office, need another form, or need to add or change a cell/home phone number,
please contact Amanda Veik and get the new information to her.
The decision to cancel school or go with a 10:00 a.m. late start is one of the most difficult decisions I have to make
because our Nebraska weather can change quickly, and at the most inopportune time, such as when our buses are
in the middle of their routes. I want you to know that I will base every school/weather related decision on the safety
of our students. When this happens, you as parents must make the FINAL decision, to either send them or keep
them at home, this is your decision to make! If you decide to send them, make sure students understand the
same thing I tell the bus drivers, which is: leave early, slow down, take your time, and if you’re late, that is fine,
because I want everyone to arrive safely. In most cases, I will try to make weather related decisions by 6:15 a.m.
but sometimes it is later. When conditions warrant, I will announce the night before, so parents have an
opportunity to make necessary arrangements.
The radio stations I call are as follows; KEXL 106.7 FM, WJAG 78 AM, KZ 100 FM, KKOT 93.5 FM,
KLIR 101.1 FM, KJSK 900 AM, KTTT 1510 AM, KNEN 94.7 FM and US 92 FM.
The following TV stations will also carry the announcements: KOLN/KGIN TV in Lincoln
and KETV Channel 7 in Omaha.