Thursday, February 20, 2014
Andrew Parents & Students,
As everyone knows, it’s been a horrible winter for Jackson County. While many folks think we are done with the effects of winter weather, unfortunately we are not. With the significant amount of snow piled up, we will have times these next 3-4 weeks in which snow will melt during the day. This melted snow will possibly turn into ice on our gravel roads over night when temperatures drop below freezing. This morning was the first time in many years we decided to go hard surfaced roads only. We anticipate having to make this decision multiple times these next four weeks.
Hard surfaced roads mean our buses will operate on paved surfaces only. Our drivers will meet students at the end of gravel roads but will not drive down gravel to pick students up from their house. If you are being picked up on a gravel road, our drivers will communicate a location for you to be picked up and a specific time. Hard surfaced roads communication will be sent out via our text message alert system, school website, Facebook, and local media outlets. Not all TV stations allow for us to communicate hard surface roads so please check our online services for accurate information.
If for any reason you need to communicate with our drivers, please call the office. During days we run hard surface only, we have staff available in the office to field phone calls at 7 a.m. We will make every effort to ensure all students have a safe route to school each day.
Thank you for your flexibility during this challenging winter. We are all looking forward to spring!