Greetings Upper School Parents:
As if on cue for the start of December, we have flurries and chilly weather forecast for this week. Anticipating questions regarding future snow, ice, and inclement weather, let’s quickly review the snow policy and procedures for the Upper School. I reminded students and faculty members of these details today during Morning Announcements.
My best advice to you as parents is to follow the guidelines of responsible common sense and peace of mind. If you have any trepidation about the safety of your daughter or son (based upon road conditions, driving experience, or impending storm conditions), please caution on the side of your child’s safety and your comfort as a parent.
If your decision relates to a late-arrival to or absence from MVS, we ask that you send notice, by phone or e.mail, to the upper school office. If arriving late, remind your child to sign-in in the upper school office when she or he arrives. If your decision relates to an early departure from MVS, please come into the office to sign-out your child (if picking up) or phone-in your request so we know that your child has permission to depart early from campus. Similar to our existing procedure for illnesses, if your son or daughter wishes to leave school early due to inclement weather, we will phone you directly before allowing a student to depart from campus.
In the event of MVS closing or delaying our start time, MVS will continue to make use of the “One Call” program, from which an automated message, with the specific details of the delay or cancellation, will call the main contact phone numbers designated on your My Backpack account. Such news will also be included on the MVS website and voicemail system.
Stay warm, be safe, and see you soon,
Head of Upper School