January 26, 2011 by staff
WHUD, For those with children in local schools, the dawn of a school day during a storm means careful monitoring of closures and delays. This morning was like many others this winter with reliable information, but conflicting messages.
At 5:32 the Chappaqua school district sent e-mails and text messages indicating the community of a two-hour delay. Before you wake up teenagers for buses around 9:00 am, parents cautious checked again. Indeed, with flakes of snow continues to fall, a delay of three hours was reported to 8:38
The alert system e-mail and text this morning worked perfectly. The day the first snow of the year in Chappaqua this was not the case. Many went out to wait for the bus in vain. For those who have consulted a local radio station, these sources proved to be more reliable. Today, as electronic communication reaches its goal, WFAS had incorrect information on the status of the school day. No delay was mentioned. WHUD now offers listeners to text in addition to providing information on the center of the storm.
Worse is the fact that the midterm exam is scheduled to take place this week in high school.
Paula Park, a mother of two students at Horace Greeley, said that neither of his children had exams scheduled for this morning. On hearing the news, she said: “There is another delay. Thus, many adjustments to be made this winter. ”
At Horace Greeley, the students were taking the changes in stride. Sophomore Audrey Seligman said it “has used the extra time to study a lot.” But sophomore Olivia Kerestes noted that the time was “disturbed at all.”
Examinations in the morning began at 10:45 instead of 7:45. Examinations have been moved after-noon, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. These changes were implemented by reducing the time between examinations.
At Fox Lane, the story is very simila
Mother Christine Girardi said: “We had four snow days. We used every day. ”
Freshman Colleen Green was concerned about the lack of snow days allotted for the rest of the year. “I wanted to have spring break,” she said.
Durfee freshman Ginny welcomed the extra time this morning, hosted by the delay of two hours. “I studied Spanish and English, she said.
Madlyn Inserra, the mother of a sophomore, describes another advantage of a period: “Sleep is appreciated when you have a teenager,” she said.
The next storm is looming. With forecasts calling for snow tomorrow and sleet in the afternoon, the prospect of an early dismissal can become reality.
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