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RamCast Episode #1
Mental Health Brochure by Hattie Lasal

From the Superintendent's Desk

  • Dear School Community Members, 

    With the snowy weather last week, I was reminded that we are entering into our “winter” season and the weather becomes more unpredictable.  I ask that our families prepare children for the weather conditions and appropriately protect them from the elements.  Winter coats, hats, boots and gloves are a must here in Niagara County.  If your child is in need of specific items, please contact their Principal or School Counselor.

    In the event that it becomes necessary to close the schools due to inclement weather or other emergencies, families will receive a call from the District Office and the following media will broadcast that information: 

    Television: WGRZ (Ch. 2), WIVB (Ch. 4), WKBW (Ch. 7) and Spectrum News 

    Radio: WBEN (930 AM), WLVL (1340 AM) 

    Announcements will be made as early as possible.  Please be sure that the school has up-to-date phone numbers for notification by automated messages.  Parents and students are asked to refrain from calling the schools or the transportation department to obtain closing information. Do not make the assumption that the district is closed because you have heard that other area schools have closed.

    Students will not be transported to out-of-district placements for students with disabilities, private or parochial schools on days that the District is closed for inclement weather. Also, afternoon and evening activities are cancelled when the schools are closed for weather related emergencies. Occasionally, we are forced to close earlier than the scheduled closing hour.  Please instruct your child as to what he/she is to do in case of such an emergency

    I ask you to continue to monitor your child's health each morning and if needed, keep them home if they are exhibiting any flu-like symptoms or running a temperature of over 100 degrees.   Those interested in obtaining a vaccine are encouraged to visit the Niagara County Department of Health website for the most up to date information.  

    As always, I hope that you will make an effort to reach out to me directly or follow me on Twitter @DrStopinski

    Dr. Hank Stopinski

    Superintendent of Schools

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