Parent Teacher Magazine Cabarrus County School January 2014 - Page 14

Inclement Weather Policies & Procedures The Kids:Plus Before and After School Program includes: • safe and healthy environment • unique enrichment and recreational program incorporating learning and fun • breakfast (morning programs and full day programs) and lunch (on full day programs) • after school snack • 4H included in curriculum • staff members trained in CPR & First Aid • all staff members are Cabarrus County Schools employees FIVE STAR RATED Cabarrus County Schools wants to help parents, staff and the community prepare for any changes to the school schedule that might occur as a result of inclement weather. The superintendent uses information obtained from weather forecasts and district personnel about road conditions when determining whether school should be cancelled or delayed due to snow, ice or other severe weather. Decisions about delaying or canceling school as a result of inclement weather or even the threat of inclement weather are never easy. However, we always err on the side of caution to keep our students and employees safe. Information about school cancellations, delays and early dismissals will be posted to the district website at www.cabarrus. Additionally, the CCS Information Office will contact parents/students and staff via the Blackboard Connect notification system with an appropriate message. Information also will be posted to CCS social media sites (Facebook and Twitter) and shared with local media outlets. Please keep in mind that no announcement means school is operating on a normal schedule. However, when school must be dismissed early or is closed, parents should make arrangements for childcare, as the KIDS:PLUS after-school and before-school programs will not operate that day. As a general reminder, the CCS Information Line, 704-7846197, also is updated with current information about any districtwide school closings or delays. To hear current information about district-wide school closings or delays in Spanish, call 704-7846171. The superintendent may elect to use a Saturday as a make-up day or one of the days designated on the academic calendar for the current school year. Cabarrus County Schools Kids:Plus Program KIDS:PLUS is the only before and after school child care in Cabarrus County conveniently locate