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Superintendent's Message on Snow Days

Parents...A message from the Superintendent about Snow Days...

It looks like we have the potential for more winter weather this week.  Please make sure your contact information (phone numbers and email addresses) are current with the school. We are constantly monitoring the weather.  The National Weather Service provides routine updates along with live webinars to help our team make decisions regarding inclement weather situations.  Living in the midwest means the forecast is quite often a “best guess” and we do the best we can. We would love to be able to communicate decisions about school in advance or the night before, but this is simply not always possible.  I encourage all parents to be proactive and have a backup plan in case the weather catches us with less notice than we like on any given morning.  Further, our district is more than 1000 square miles in size.  It is possible that we can have school on a wintery day but it not be good in certain areas for our rural students. Parents, if you feel it is not safe to send your child to school or to send them late, that is your call and we do not hold those absences against our students when the weather is indeed hazardous. This has always been our policy and we want to remind our rural parents we support their judgment when the weather and road conditions are in question.


We have many ways we communicate school closing information.  KBRB radio and our Facebook page are very fast in providing information.  Further, our school messenger “automatic calling system” works well to call, text, and email.  We also place our school closing information on 10/11 News.  My advice is to always stay tuned to KBRB and Facebook when we have winter weather on the horizon.  The first step we take is to call the radio station and post on Facebook.  The auto call may take a few minutes to reach all users.  


This winter could be one of those winters in that we have more snow days than normal.  We want to have school whenever possible and sometimes that means dealing with that good old Nebraska Weather. We also want to be safe and implement school closings when appropriate. Thank you for being prepared and working with us.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the office.


Thank you,

Mr. Hafer