The streets of our neighborhood are still questionable, and I understand from emails coming in from Loudoun's rural west that there are some roads that will still keep kids from school this week. The Superintendent sent out an important message this evening to all parents:
That said we know that we will still encounter unusual conditions that will prevent some of our students from attending school. If we wait until all of those conditions are cleared we would not return to school for another week, at least. Some roads will remain blocked and many, if not most, suburban sidewalks will continue to be covered by feet of ice and snow. The situation means that we will all have to work together to open schools as safely as possible. Of course in every instance it is the responsibility of parents to determine what is safe for their own children.I like the personal responsibility aspect of this message. Be sure to also see the full-length message on the LCPS home page, which lists several things that we all can do to make this week's operations safer and more smooth.
I'll be at the LCPS admin building all day on Tuesday, monitoring the progress of the day and preparing for our evening meeting. Be sure to comment, Tweet or post on Facebook your experiences with this first day back.