Head of School’s Letter

Snow Day Update

Posted by Joanna on March 15, 2018

March madness has brought so much more than basketball this year! I am certain that I’m not alone in feeling challenged by the three nor’easters we’ve had in less than two weeks. Loss of power and water, and damage to homes and trees has impacted most everyone in our community. Additionally, the loss of eight school days is enough to make any hardy New Englander feel like they are done with winter.

Many variables factor into my decision to cancel school. Information is gathered from on and off-line weather centers, the Department of Public Works, the Highway Department, area school superintendents, as well as the school’s plowing company. Of utmost consideration is the fact that our families, faculty and staff hail from over 40 towns and three states. My priority is the safety of our entire community above all else.

In 2015, three religious holidays were removed from the school calendar allowing for an increase in the number of school and professional development days. I don’t plan to hold make-up days during vacations or weekends. As colleagues of mine have indicated, these days are not well-attended and not productive.

The professional day planned for May 11 will now be a scheduled school day; please plan accordingly.

We do have something to look forward to very soon – it’s just 5 days until spring!

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