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2950 - Dismissal of Students during Regular School Day (Emergencies)

 Admissions Washington County School District - Adopted 12-11-84; Revised 10-10-89

1. Purpose:

2. Policy:

2.1. If it becomes necessary to release students from school because of an emergency such as illness, disciplinary measures, building heat failure, failure of electricity, fire, etc., parents should be notified.

2.2. If the emergency is total school dismissal, such as building heating, the District Superintendent should be contacted for approval before a decision is made to close school. Otherwise, the principal is to make the decision.

3. Procedure:

3.1. Parents or guardian should be notified. 

3.2. Whenever any student is released from school, other than the regularly scheduled time, the parent or guardian should be notified.

3.3. Whenever an individual or small group of students is released, the telephone or personal contact is suggested.

3.4. If the entire student body is released, the following is suggested:

3.4.1. Announcements made over the radio and T.V. (they are willing to help, if verified by the Superintendent). 

3.4.2. Telephone calls, room mothers or other delegated parents may be contacted to assist in the communication.

3.5. If school is dismissed, students shall be instructed to go home, with extreme caution, in their usual manner. Bused students will ride their regular bus unless parents specify differently.

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