Inclement Weather Procedure
Category : Executive Director
As these cold temperatures arrive in our region, I am reminded to ensure everyone knows our procedure for announcing school closures and delays due to inclement weather. Hawbridge will always keep the safety of students and families in mind as we make these decisions. We realize many of our students drive themselves, as well as some of their friends, to school each and every day.
With that said, it is important to note that our students reside in a large geographic area. This sometimes presents a challenge when making a decision for a delay or school closure. Please note that we will consult with traditional public school systems in our region, including Alamance, Durham, Chatham, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City, Guilford, Orange, and Wake, as well as regional charter schools, on their plans when inclement weather does impact our region. However, The Hawbridge School will not necessarily close school or delay our opening simply because a county school system, including Alamance, has closed or is operating on a delayed start. Those school systems have the tremendous responsibility of transporting students on buses – buses that may be traveling treacherous secondary roads. For good or bad, we do not operate a public transportation system and therefore, have more latitude in when and why we close school or delay the start of the school day.
We will notify parents and families of our decisions through this website, our Google Group, Facebook, Twitter, and local TV stations (WTVD 11 and WRAL in Raleigh; and WFMY2 and Fox 8 in Greensboro). Those announcements will be made on behalf of The Hawbridge School and will be labeled as such, not in affiliation with any traditional school system.
We realize families must continue their jobs and school closures can sometime cause logistical problems. We will keep those factors in mind as well, along with the continuity of our educational programs, but student safety will always be the number one priority.
We appreciate your attention to these details.