Dear Students, Parents/Guardians, and Friends of Herron High School,
With the arrival of potentially dangerous winter weather I want to remind families about how and where to find school closing and delayed start/early dismissal information. We make every effort to inform families of school closings or delays in the timeliest manner possible. Please make certain your OneCall phones numbers are kept up to date as this is an important way we issue notifications.
As soon as a decision is made to close school, a OneCall will be sent out to all families by phone and by email. We also alert all major television stations immediately. In the event that an early dismissal is required, we will notify families with sufficient time to pick up students. If you are unable to arrive at the designated time, your student will be required to report to a supervised space to await pick up. You will be asked to enter the building to sign out your student.
The safety of our students and their families are always in the forefront of our considerations when we make decisions about delaying or closing school. We are very aware that many of our students must go to IndyGo bus stops. Also, many of our families and students drive in from all areas within the greater Indianapolis area. Thus our decision to delay or cancel school is specific to Herron High School. We do not abide by any other school districts’ decision.
As you go about your holiday plans, please keep in mind that we have eight important school days left until our Winter Break. We have created our school calendar so that students will start their winter vacation in time for travel and family celebration. Please know that these next several days of school are critical for your students successful completion of this first semester. Please check PowerSchool to check your student’s grades this weekend, and talk with your student and discuss with him/her how the grades can be either maintained or improved. There are office hours scheduled this coming week, and I strongly urge you to encourage your student to attend.
Finally, please see all the opportunities for special family holiday entertainment in this newsletter, and also consider helping with the canned food and gifts drives. Our students are excited to be able to help the less fortunate in their community.
Janet H. McNeal, Head of School
Complete newsletter here: 12.07.2013