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From All the Tri-Town Superintendents — The Weather Advisory

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Sep 132018
 

From: Colleen Murray, Bethany Superintendent, Dr. Vince Scarpetti, Orange Superintendent, Robert Gilbert, Woodbridge Superintendent, and James A. Connelly, Amity Interim 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 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 following two to eight hours. Notifications will be distributed by district automated messaging services (SwiftK12), radio, television, and designated Internet-based sites. Stay tuned when a delay has been announced since it may turn into a cancellation if weather conditions do not improve.

Although early dismissals are avoided whenever possible, it may be occasionally necessary to dismiss school early due to the unexpected deterioration of weather conditions or in an individual school because of an emergency. 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 kindergarten students will be dismissed at 12:50 p.m. and will go to their respective schools to take their neighborhood buses at 1:00 p.m.

Families should have an emergency backup plan in place in the event of an early dismissal. Please make sure that 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, in addition to announcements on local radio and/or television stations, parents can expect notification from district automated messaging services. As alternate drop-off and pick-up procedures vary from school to school, parents should follow the established procedure.

Unless otherwise indicated, when school is delayed, all morning activities and meetings are canceled. Additionally, unless otherwise indicated, when school is canceled or dismissed early, all afternoon/evening activities and meetings are also canceled. 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.

The original letter showed the signitures of each of the superintendents. 

Heat Advisory In Effect Through Wednesday Evening (tips and reminders)

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Aug 272018
 

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory effective from 11 a.m. today, until 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29.

What to expect:

HEAT INDEX VALUES of 95 to 104. Late Tuesday morning through early Tuesday evening and again late Wednesday morning into early Wednesday evening.

Extreme heat can cause illness and death among the at-risk population who cannot stay cool. The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

An advisory is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely.

Seek a cool place to spend your time an air-conditioned eatery; the library; the mall; or the Community Center.

Be sure to keep your pets safe by:

• Not leaving them outdoors during this oppressive heat wave

• Never leaving them in a car, even with the windows cracked.

• Giving them plenty of water, even if they are indoor pets

Be prepared to give your children a cool drink or treat after school, especially if they don’t have air conditioning in their classroom.

Check on the welfare of elderly or ill neighbors and offer to help them if necessary.

Think about your mail carrier and leave a cold bottle of water outside in a cooler or insulated bag.

 

Severe Weather Alert Issued

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Dec 102017
 

The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather alert through tomorrow morning.
Snow has melted and is expected to refreeze tonight across the tri-state area. This will cause slippery conditions on untreated surfaces tonight into Monday morning.
Definitions:
A warning is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely.
A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location or timing is still uncertain.
An advisory is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely.

Weather Advisory In Effect

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Mar 272017
 

A dense fog advisory is in effect from midnight tonight through noon tomorrow (March 28).

Visibilities expected to be one quarter mile or less at times.

Limited visibility could make travel difficult.

If you must drive during this time, make sure you illuminate your headlights and drive with caution.

Cold, Snow and Ice Expected This Evening

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Apr 042016
 

Icy roads and ice covered branches on Old Tavern Road.

Icy roads and ice covered branches on Old Tavern Road.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 11 p.m. tonight. 

Ice is already accumulating on branches and pine trees are bowing under the weight.

Snow and ice will continue through the evening with a snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches along with a thin coat of ice on ground surfaces.

Slippery conditions expected on any untreated roadways, sidewalks and on overpasses.

DSC07379If you are going out tonight be prepared for periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain that could cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities and please drive carefully.

The heavy ice coverage also may cause branches to snap and could cause power outages tonight.