Salem School Families,
We have “officially” reached the winter weather season and recognition that snow and frigid temperatures are a possibility from December until March. Because of SCS substantial investment in technology, traditional “snow days” would now become Remote Learning days; with instruction continuing virtually or through individually arranged options. Salem CS understands that the decision to remain open or move to Remote Learning due to poor weather has a substantial impact on our families. We will make every effort to inform Salem School Families the night before a move to Remote Learning due to weather conditions. Because of the timing of inclement weather, some decisions may need to be made early in the morning.
I want to take this opportunity to assure all Salem School Families that the safety of our students is our first priority. Factors that will determine in person, delayed start or remote learning include road conditions, falling or rising temperatures, visibility, accumulating and blowing snow, weather projections, and shared reports with surrounding school districts. Although the decision to remain open, delay school or use Remote Learning is made with the best of intentions, it is an imperfect system due to the unpredictability of the weather, especially in Indiana!
In the event Salem Schools uses a two-hour delay or moves to Remote Learning due to extreme weather or other emergencies, families will be contacted through our automated calling system. Messages will also be posted to all SCS social media, corporation website, and information shared with local TV and radio.
For Salem HS Prosser students only: we will have no AM buses if SCS is on a two-hour delay. If SCS is using remote learning, we will have no Prosser buses.
Please know that any time there is severe weather and our schools are open, but you do not feel the conditions are safe enough for your child to be out, we respect your decision to keep him/her at home, but we do request that you contact the school building to let them know of your decision. We appreciate your support in making certain all of our students get to school safely this winter.
Jon Acton - Ed.S