Dear Hopewell Valley Families:
We successfully avoided the cold weather for a good portion of the fall; however, the recent snow fall reminds us that winter will soon descend upon the Hopewell Valley. As I have done in the past, I would like to quickly share the process that we use when we decide to close or delay the opening of schools.
In the event of a weather related change in the school schedule, we will use our calling system to inform parents/guardians of a school closing, delay or early dismissal. Information will also be posted on the district website, Twitter, Facebook and our television station.
For a school closing, the decision will be communicated around 6:00 AM. For an early dismissal, the decision will be made before 10:00 AM. Whenever possible, we will make a decision the night before. In these cases, communication will be sent before 10:00 PM. Parents/guardians will receive an email, phone message and/or text message using their contact information listed in OnCourse. Please take this opportunity to make sure your contact information in OnCourse is correct.
As we begin another winter weather season, I want to thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
Thomas A. Smith, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Emergency Closing Calendar:
In the event of a weather related closing, days will be added as follows:
1 emergency day used = schools are in session on June 20
2 emergency days used = schools are in session on June 21
3 emergency days used = schools are in session on June 22
4 emergency days used = schools are in session on April 6
5 emergency days used = schools are in session on April 5
If needed, additional days will be removed from spring break.