–It is the mission of the Wakefield-Marenisco School District, in partnership with families, students and the community, to provide all students with the necessary skills to enable them to be productive and responsible members of a free, democratic society.
Now that we have officially moved into the winter season, I wanted to take a few moments to remind everyone of our weather delay and cancellation guidelines. There are many factors that go in to deciding if school should be cancelled or delayed due to weather. Although all local area superintendents collaborate on days of questionable weather, each district makes their own decision on whether or not school should be cancelled. In making this decision, student safety is always my top priority. The Wakefield-Marenisco school covers a large geographic area with some long bus routes. I will take into account current conditions as well as forecasts and severe weather warnings to ensure our students are safe. School will also be delayed or cancelled if the standing temperature is -20 or colder, or if the temperature including windchill is -30 or colder.
In light of the number of school bus accidents that have been in the news recently, I also remind you to use caution when driving near the school and near school buses. Always be sure to stop when a bus has its flashing red lights on.
I would also like to remind parents and students of our pick-up and drop-off policy. Please do not park in the handicapped parking spaces at the school unless you are authorized to do so. No matter how little time you plan to be in that spot, taking that spot is illegal. It also creates an unsafe environment as cars are coming and going from those spots while students are walking into school.
When picking students up at the end of the day, please wait outside near the bus pick-up area. We need to continue classroom instruction right up until the end of our school day, and this gets disrupted if we have parents buzzing to get into the school to wait for their children.
Thank you for your continued support of the Wakefield-Marenisco School District!
When visiting our school, please press the buzzer by the bus circle door. Please be prepared to state the reason for your visit. Upon entry to the school, please report to the office on the second floor to register as a visitor.