Board of Education Meeting
A Board of Education Meeting will be held at the Falls School Auditorium on May 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Quick Links to Online Radio Listings:
The district has contracted with SchoolMessenger, the company that provides notification services to automatically call, email, and/or text parents and guardians for a variety of reasons that impact the safety and academic performance of students. SchoolMessenger will be used to complement the district’s community outreach efforts such as, but not limited to, emergency preparedness procedures, inform parents of upcoming school events such as statewide testing and parent meetings, weather-related delays and closings, and lunch account low-balance alerts. Use of the SchoolMessenger system is intended to reinforce the district’s commitment to remain personally connected to parents.
To Opt in/Opt Out:
Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To Opt into receiving text messages:
Send a text a message from your cell phone to short code 67587 and type the letter “Y” into the message body
Unfortunately technology sometimes fails. For that reason it is important to utilize a back up to the mass notification system (i.e. radio).
Closure Email or Cell Phone Alerts:
When the schools have delayed openings or will be closed because of snow or other hazardous conditions, the following plans will be in effect:
The following radio stations and Channel 22 are notified to make announcements promptly and as often as possible. Stay tuned to any of these stations. Please do not call the school or the radio stations.
Please note, if no announcements are made relative to PLANS A or B, you may assume that schools are operating on regular schedules. Parents can sign up for e-mail/text messages via a free service from www.ctweather.com or from the Mahopac Website.
EARLY DISMISSALS / WEATHER EMERGENCIES
On infrequent occasions, the school district or one particular school may need to dismiss children earlier than the scheduled time. Such dismissals and related information will be announced on all local radio stations and on Channel 22 for Comcast customers and Channel 46 for Verizon customers.
Please keep in mind that emergency dismissals of this nature are unexpected and allow little time between incident and dismissal. When dangerous road conditions exist, we will make every attempt to return students as close as possible to their regular bus stops.
We ask every parent to discuss alternate plans with their children – particularly primary-school-age students – in the event a child must be sent home early and a responsible person is not present. This should be done early in September and reviewed with a young child often.