When the Weather Outside is Frightful

According to our expert meteorologist (Mr. Philbrook, Executive Director), we will be getting some snow in the next while. For those of you who are new to the school (or those who would like a reminder), here are some of the frequently asked questions when the phrase “Is Today a Snow Day?” comes up:

Does the school make its own decision on bus cancellations?

Yes. We do not automatically cancel our buses whenever the public systems in the area do. In the past few years, there has been at least one day per year when public school buses were cancelled and we ran our buses with almost no delay in service.

If the buses are cancelled but the school is open, do I still send my kids to school?

This is a decision each family needs to make based on the weather, your transportation options, and your child care alternatives. If you want to stay off the roads yourself, that is fine.

How will I know if it is a “Snow Day”?

No matter how you are connected, you will get notified! In order of how quick you can find out, the notifications are:

The “Is Today A Snow Day?” link on the school websites
Email (note: all current Mentor/TEAM families are already signed up with the addresses provided to the schools – please feel free to sign up with any additional addresses)

Please note that the school never contacts any media with “Snow Day” information; you will always get notification directly from the school.

Chris Starkey
Administrative Principal
Mentor College/TEAM School

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