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November 15, 2016

From Mr. Ningen, School Superintendent
Cold temps and winds will soon be the norm as we venture into Winter.

With that in mind, our top priority is the welfare of our students. Their safety at school, and on the way to and from school is paramount.

There are usually two reasons that our school district starts classes late or cancels classes completely for a day: Low visibility or poor road conditions. High wind usually plays a factor in both of those cases, and we are often blessed with high winds in this area.

I would ask that our parents, grandparents, students, and district patrons be watchful of weather conditions in the area where they live in particular, since our district is a large one. Even if school is still on schedule, there are certainly times when a corner of our district has conditions that can cause parents to keep their children (and themselves) at home. 

When our school calls for a late start, early out, or no classes entirely, you can find that information on our facebook page, our school web page, on local radio websites in Chadron, Alliance, and Scottsbluff, and you may also receive an early morning phone call letting you know.

Though these many sources usually suffice, they are imperfect, just as I am. I am asking that all parents, staff members, and students use reason, intellect, and common sense as we enter the winter months.

Dress appropriately or carry extra winter clothes with you in your vehicle, along with a shovel, a flashlight, your cell phone (your charger), a scraper or brush to keep your windows clear, and a sandwich or two.

If you haven’t already checked the anti-freeze, the tires, the car battery, the hoses, and the belts, please do. Remember we all want each other to be safe.

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