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Oct 012014
 

thFollowing is a notification from the four Superintendents in the BOWA Region 5 School System:

John Barile, Bethany Superintendent 
Lynn McMullin, Orange Superintendent 
Guy Stella, Woodbridge Superintendent 
Charles Dumais, Amity Superintendent 

Once again we are facing the time of year when New England weather can be very unpredictable and severe. Area superintendents of schools must ensure that each district meets the state mandated number of school days and number of instructional hours in a safe and secure manner.

The Bethany, Orange, Woodbridge and Amity (BOWA) school districts will continue to participate in a regional school transportation collaborative. This arrangement allows elementary schools to dismiss at similar times and for the Orange and Bethany Middle Schools to open and dismiss at the same time in coordination with Amity Regional High School.

When one BOWA school district closes, delays the opening of school, or dismisses early due to inclement weather, all BOWA school districts will also close, delay, or dismiss early. A delayed opening for elementary, middle and high school will be two (2) hours. The BOWA superintendents try to make a decision to close or delay the opening of school by 5:30 a.m. based upon what is expected to happen in the next two to eight hours. Stay tuned when a delay has been announced since it might turn into a cancellation if weather conditions do not improve. Radio, television, school bus operators, staff and designated Internet-based sites will be notified immediately.

Although early dismissals are avoided whenever possible, it may be occasionally necessary to dismiss school early due to the unexpected deterioration of weather conditions. In these situations, an announcement will be issued by 10:30 a.m. Weather related early dismissal for middle school and high school students will be at 11:45 a.m. Bethany and Woodbridge elementary school students will be dismissed at 1:10 p.m. Orange elementary school students will be dismissed at 1:00 p.m., and the Orange regular-day kindergarten students will be dismissed at 11:00. Orange full-day kindergarten students will be dismissed at 12:50 p.m. and go to their respective schools to take their neighborhood buses at 1:00 p.m.

Families should have an emergency back-up plan in place in the event of an early dismissal. Please make sure the children understand where they should go in the event of an early dismissal from school. Child care arrangements at home or on the same bus route should be made in advance of the early dismissal day since it will be impossible for the school staff to personally contact each parent. On days when the weather may be problematic, please stay tuned to the local radio and/or television channel to be aware of an early dismissal. As alternate drop-off and pick-up procedures vary from school to school, parents should follow the established procedure.

When school is cancelled, unless otherwise indicated, all activities and meetings are also cancelled. The school buildings will be closed.

The decision to delay, close school, or dismiss early is often a difficult one. During inclement weather when an administrative decision to open school has been made, this is not meant to preclude a family’s choice to keep their student(s) home. Families are encouraged to exercise their own judgment in such cases.

 

Mar 312014
 

Amity Lacrosse from 2011-12 season

Amity Lacrosse from 2011-12 season

In order to eliminate the interruption of classes with athletic announcements, a new procedure has been in place.  Some of you may be aware of this procedure from the FALL and Winter  Athletic Seasons.  Athletic games, meets and practices cancelled due to inclement weather when school is in session will be announced via phone text and/or email.

PLEASE NOTE:  this is not to replace being signed up on CIACSPORTS.COM for details regarding schedule changes, but rather just a quick notice of events or practices cancelled/postponed due to inclement weather for a particular day when school is in session.

Please see the attachment below for directions to sign up.  EVEN IF YOU HAVE SIGNED UP FOR FALL  or WINTER SPORTS, YOU WILL NEED TO SIGN UP AGAIN FOR SPRING.

[email protected]

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Feb 112013
 

Due to the high volume of snow there are many cancellations  for today and tomorrow.

• Amity

All Region 5 Public Schools and school activities are cancelled for Tuesday, February 12th. Maintenance and contracted services are working diligently to clear parking lots and school entrances. At this time, the status of the roads, bus stops, and facilities are not in a condition that maximizes student safety. The BOW superintendents will continue to collaborate and monitor conditions carefully. Decisions about additional closures or delayed openings will be made on a day-by-day basis.

• Orange Schools

The Orange Elementary Schools will be closed on Tuesday, February 12.

Tonight’s BOE meeting is still on for tonight – 7:30 p.m.

• Case Memorial Library

Tonight’s screening of the movie Flight has been cancelled. The program will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

• Orange Senior Center

The Lion’s Club Pizza Party scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12, has been postponed until further notice. Tickets will be honored at that time.

Urgent Care Center

The Urgent Care Center of Orange, 109 Boston Post Road, is open today until 8 p.m.

Material Girls Boutique

Material Girls, 463 Boston Post Road, is still closed for now. Will update when they will open. Waiting for the roads to be safe for everyone.

 

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