Dear Palmyra-Eagle Area School District Parents, Guardians and Caregivers:
On behalf of the entire PEASD Board, Teaching and Support Staff, and Administrative Team I would like to take the time to wish each and every one of you a joyous holiday season. I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas and that the New Year is full of great health and prosperity.
As a reminder to everyone, the winter break will begin on Wednesday, December 24 with school resuming once again in the new calendar year on January 5, 2015. It is my hope that you are able to relax and enjoy time with family members and friends. Should you be traveling - please do so safely.
While current weather conditions are sure to worsen over the next few weeks and months I would like to remind you that the impact of the weather on the school day, events and activities will be sent to you via telephone and e-mail using the district messaging system. In addition, several local news sources will carry school-related information. On days when inclement weather necessitates the closing of school, delayed starts, or early release, please listen to the following radio and/or TV stations:
Radio: AM 620 and 940; FM 94, 104.5, 106.5 and 107.3
Television: WTMJ- TV4; WITI-TV6; WISN-TV12; WMTV-TV15 and WKOW-TV27
Should it be decided to delay the start of school due to weather related or other conditions, I want to let families know what that will mean so that they can plan accordingly. If school is delayed for a specified period of time (two hours for example) the start times for each school will be delayed for that same period of time. For example, if we are operating on a two hour delay the start time for school would move from 7:55 AM to 9:55 AM. Once school has started the rest of the day will go on as usual including evening activities. The only exception to this is the district food service program. Specifically, there will be no breakfast served on such days at the middle or high school but lunch will be provided according to the regular schedules for each school.
As always, should school still be in session and you believe that conditions are such that you prefer to keep your child at home please simply call your child(ren)’s school office to notify them of your decision. Also, should conditions worsen during the school day and you prefer to pick your child(ren) up at school prior to the normal dismissal time (or early release if scheduled) please contact the school office and let them know of your decision. Your child(ren) will be contacted and arrangements made for you to pick them up upon request.
In the event school is dismissed earlier than normally scheduled please be sure to have a plan in place and that your child(ren) and school offices are aware of such plans. We wish for your child(ren) to be safe and to know where to go and with whom should school let out earlier than normal.
In closing, let me once again take time to wish you all a very happy holiday season full of merriment and good cheer!
Dr. Steven M. Bloom, Superintendent
Palmyra-Eagle Area School District