District eliminates flex day schedule; emergency information will no longer be shared via Facebook

Please be aware of the following important changes concerning school closures and delays.

After careful review of student attendance on days with the flex day schedule, the district has decided to eliminate the flex day option, effective the 2019-20 school year. The district will continue to utilize one and two-hour delays as necessary.

The district will also no longer share emergency closure and delay notifications on Facebook, due to the platform’s changes to its algorithim.

“In layman’s terms, Facebook has made significant changes to the way people see posts and these changes mean that it can take days for user to see a post in their news feed, or even on the district’s own page,” Public Information Officer Courtney Bonfante said.  “In a time-sensitive situation, such as an emergency closure, we want to ensure that our families are getting clear and accurate information as quickly as possible and Facebook is no longer an effective channel to meet that goal.”

The district will continue to publish emergency notifications on its website, and via the SchoolMessenger notification system. If you have recently changed your contact information, or if you wish to change your contact preferences, please be sure log in to SchoolMessenger and update your information. If you do not have a SchoolMessenger account, or need assistance with updating your information, please visit the district’s SchoolMessenger page for directions.  If you need further assistance, please contact the main office of the school your child attends.

The district will also continue to share information with our media partners: Thunder 102, WDNH – Sunny 105, WJFF (90.5), WSUL (98.3), WVOS (95.9), WNBC (Channel 4), and TWCN (Cable 6).

For more information about school closures and delays, please visit the closure and delays web page