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INCLEMENT WEATHER - Impacting the operations of schools

With the potential for inclement winter weather just around the corner, I wanted to share with you avenues for determining if the weather has impacted school operations.  The following are the means that will be used to communicate with parents, students, and staff:

Communication Tool                                               Approximate Time to Process

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ArrowheadSchool           Posted as soon as decision is made

Parent Connect Phone Call (Sky Alert)                  Depending on system usage (@15 min.)
District Web-site: http://www.arrowheadschools.org/  @10 minutes after decision is made

District Phone Message System: 262-369-3611          @ 10 minutes after decision is made.
Local Television Stations & Web-sites                        Dependent on individual stations  
(approximately 15 to 30 minutes)

Television Stations in the order they are contacted:

Arrowhead is responsible for determining school delays and cancellations for all Arrowhead K-8 feeder schools.  Decisions are based on gathering information from a variety of weather services, neighboring school districts, and local resources (DOT, Dousman Transportation, law enforcement, county, etc.).  Every effort is made to obtain the most accurate information in making a determination of whether to run school.  As always, the final decision of whether it is safe enough for your child to travel to school is yours, the parent.  If a determination is made that school is in session and as a parent you do not want your child traveling to school, you should call school and ask that your child be excused for the day.
Being an optimist and because I prefer not to get up at 3:00 a.m. here’s hoping for another winter like we had last year.

Craig Jefson
Arrowhead Superintendent