School Cancellation

No School Procedures

**Please Note** 

  • Individual schools/towns will no longer be listed on WMUR.  
  • It will simply say "Kearsarge Regional School District" when there is a school closing or delay announcement.
  • **When schools are closed, there will be no school activities during the day or evening.
  • A rapid alert message system will be utilized to notify families of school delays, early releases and cancellations. Messages will be sent between 5:30 AM - 6:15 AM. 
  • Please do not call the schools (This limits the capacity of our phone lines which impedes our ability to effectively communicate.)

Announcements are given on the following stations:

  • WNTK FM (99.7) - New London
  • WZID FM (95.7) - Manchester
  • WMUR TV - Channel 9
  • WMUR Website

 


 2020-21 - Important Changes - Please read carefully

This year, there will be a slight change from the previously used snow cancellation practice in the district. 

Please read carefully the details below in order to keep our students and staff safe in case of inclement weather:

  1. Due to the reduced instructional schedule in our schools developed with the Kearsarge Reopening Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not have delayed openings this year. 
  2. If the weather forecast predicts a significant snow event, we will make an announcement by 11:30 a.m. on the day before a predicted storm about holding a Remote - At Home instructional day for all students and staff.  This will allow our elementary school teacher to prepare chrome books, ipads, or other needed materials for their students to take home at the end of the day. Middle and high school students will also take their assigned chrome books home with them. Once a Remote –At Home instructional day is announced, the decision will not be reversed even if weather might improve. This procedure will replace the traditional “Blizzard Bags”.
  3. If the weather takes an unexpected turn for the worse on days we did not expect a snow event, I will make a decision by 5:30 a.m. and announce an old-fashioned snow day. The district will send out a telephone message through our rapid alert notification system between 5:30 and 6:15 a.m. The same information will be published on WMUR-TV, local radio stations, our district website, and our Facebook page. This day will result in a make-up day at the end of the year. 
  4. In the event that significant portions of the district lose electricity as a result of a storm, we will also need to cancel school (both remote at school and remote at home) and utilize a make-up day in June, as has been past practice.

As usual, we will make every effort to minimize the impact of inclement weather on students, staff, and parents. We will continue to adjust to any other unforeseen changes that may become necessary because of the ongoing pandemic. I may not always be entirely successful when predicting snow and ice, but you can rest assured that I will always make my decisions with your children’s and our staff’s safety as the highest priority.

Respectfully,

Winfried Feneberg
Superintendent of Schools