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March 17, 2023: Schools In Session, With Alternative Transportation Plan

Good Afternoon ConVal Community,

This certainly has been a challenging few days for all of us, and we recognize that, for some of you, that challenge continues.

It is important that students have the opportunity to attend school, so school will be open tomorrow Friday, March 17, 2023.

However, many of our roads remain too narrow for our buses to travel through. In order to provide all students with the chance to come to school, we will be running limited, main-roads-only bus routes, and we will be asking families to bring students to specific locations to access transportation or, alternatively, to drive students to school themselves.

To be sure that families have the time necessary to bring their students to a centralized stop, there will be a two-hour delay tomorrow, March 17, in the ConVal School District.

Between 5 PM and 6 PM this evening, bus stops and approximate times for those stops will be shared with families; these will be shared by direct email from your student’s principal, as well as on the ConVal School District website and our social media platforms.

We recognize that this arrangement may not work for everyone. As a result, if you choose to keep your child home or are unable to bring your child to the central bus location, their absence tomorrow will be marked as excused.

Our goal is to provide every student with the opportunity to attend school tomorrow. This is neither an ideal situation nor a perfect solution, but it is the fabric of our District to embrace difficult situations and make the best of challenging circumstances.

Thank you for your support and patience as we navigate the impacts of this significant snowstorm.

Be well,

Kimberly Rizzo Saunders
ConVal School District