...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 11, 2013
Dear Nell Holcomb R-IV School District Parents/Guardians:
With the seasons beginning to change, 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 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. The mediums most used will be KFVS Channel 12, TextCaster text messaging through Southeast Missourian and CallingPost automated calling. Both TextCaster and CallingPost require registration.
KFVS Channel 12
KFVS Channel 12 www.kfvs12.com
TextCaster through Southeast Missourian
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 TextCaster text messaging through the Southeast Missourian newspaper, use the following web address to sign up: www.semissourian.com/textalerts .
To be included in the CallingPost automated calling service, you must sign up through the school. Please contact Jill Lynn, Technology Director, to sign up for this service. You can contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school at 334-3644.
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