DELAYS and Early Dismissal

 

On rare occasions the start of school may be delayed 2 hours. On such days parents are asked to monitor the media

sources and make the 2 hour adjustment. i.e. – If a student is normally picked up by the bus at 7:15 a.m., the 2 hour

delay would move the pick up time to 9:15 a.m. When delays occur, the school dismissal time will not change.

 

TWO-HOUR DELAYED STUDENT SCHEDULE

SCHOOL

CLASSES BEGIN

DISMISSAL TIME

Orleans Jr./Sr. High School

10:15 a.m.

3:10 p.m.

Orleans Elementary School

10:15 a.m.

2:55 p.m.

 

All classes are in session with the exception of the following:

* No A.M. Pre-School Special Education

* No A.M. Area Vocational School @ NL

* Only all day special education students attend NL

* No breakfast program when on a delayed start schedule

 

EARLY DISMISSAL

Rarely will school be dismissed early during the school day. Should it be necessary to have an early dismissal, the

dismissal will be approximately 2 hours earlier than the regular time. On such days parents are asked to monitor the

media sources and to make appropriate accommodations for their child(ren) to arrive home early. Unless different

information is on file at the school and signed by the parent, the student(s) will be sent home by the usual way. If

school is dismissed early due to weather warnings/conditions, all scheduled activities in which students are involved

(practices, games, etc.) will be postponed or cancelled. Possible Exceptions: High school athletic events, which

will be determined by OCS administration and the participating school.

If mechanical breakdowns occur, it is possible that school officials, in lieu of sending students home early may

choose to relocate students of a given school to other appropriate facilities. School officials will attempt to notify

parents of the temporary location.


PARENT INVOLVEMENT

Parents are encouraged to dress their children properly at all times and make sure a plan is in place for the children

to get into their homes or go to a neighbor or another designated location in case of early dismissal or a delayed

start. If you have any questions regarding bus transportation or school dismissal procedures, please call your

child’s school or the Superintendent’s Office at 865-2688. EACH PARENT HAS THE FINAL RESPONSIBILITY

FOR THE CARE OF THEIR CHILD; THEREFORE, ON DAYS WHEN SCHOOL IS OPEN AND THE

PARENTS/GUARDIAN FEEL WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE NOT SATIFACTORY FOR THEIR CHILD TO

WALK, RIDE, OR DRIVE TO SCHOOL, THEY SHOULD KEEP THEIR CHILD HOME. When this decision is

made, the parent/guardian should send a note to school and the absence will be considered excused and time will be

allowed for make-up work to be completed.

ORLEANS COMMUNITY SCHOOLS appreciates your cooperation in this most important area