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Inclement Weather

Inclement Weather                                                          

...what to do in case of inclement weather and/or emergency


Nell Holcomb R-IV School District

6547 State Highway 177

Cape Girardeau, MO  63701

(573) 334-3644                                                                                                                                                                     Darryl Pannier, Superintendent

(573) 334-9552 Fax                                                                                                                                                              Mary Boeller, Principal              

November 17, 2014

Dear Nell Holcomb R-IV School District Parents/Guardians:

With the change in the weather, please take some time to familiarize yourself with the information in this correspondence that will aid you in the event that school is dismissed early or cancelled due to inclement weather, emergencies, etc...  As you plan for days in which school is cancelled, we also ask that you have a plan of action for days in which school is dismissed early due to inclement weather or emergencies. 

The following communication mediums could be used to get the word out about any inclement weather announcements or emergencies in case of a change in the normal school day.  We will use as many as time permits.  All communication mediums may not be used each time.  The mediums most used will be KFVS Channel 12, TextCaster text messaging through Southeast Missourian and our SchoolReach automated calling, email, and/or text messaging through the school. 


Television and Computer On-Line

KFVS Channel 12        www.kfvs12.com


Text Message:

TextCaster through Southeast Missourian

School Reach


Automated Calling:




KGKS FM 93.9; KGMO FM 100.7; KEZS FM 102.9; KREZ FM 104.7; KXKZ FM 106.1


To be included in the SchoolReach automated calling service, email, and/or text message system, you must sign up through the school.    If you have not already done so, please contact the school at 334-3644 to sign up for this service. 


You can give your information to Mrs. Melanie Watkins, School Secretary or you can get on our website and print a form off and fill out and return to school.  Please note:  the SchoolReach program is different from last year’s calling program.  There have already been two test calls made.  If you did not receive either test call, please call the school to update your information.  It is very important that if your contact information (phone number, email) changes, please contact the school.


As with any decision in regard to the early dismissal, postponing, or cancelling of school, please understand that the decision is not made lightly.  We must take multiple factors into consideration when making this type of decision.  Rest assured that student safety is our top factor when considering whether or not to dismiss, postpone, or cancel school.  We ask that you do not call the school or any personnel, as the telephones, whether land line or cellular in nature, need to be free for school personnel to use to make decisions and communicate those decisions. 



Darryl Pannier, Superintendent



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