Taylor Elementary School News

Message From Superintendent

Posted on: November 30, 2015

Please read for a weather related message. 

The weather forecast for tomorrow is calling for snow.  So far, the news media has not been able to determine the amount of snow accumulation for the Northwest Local School District area. There are several possible forecasts at this time.  Some forecasts indicate that the snow will arrive at noon and others at 2:00 p.m. Our buses for PM kindergarten start rolling out at 11:45 a.m. Our middle schools buses leave the transportation lot for schools to pick up at 1:45p.m., and our last buses make drop offs as late as 4:30 p.m.  We have one of the largest districts in the state so sometimes what the south end of the district gets the north end does not.  

We want to make our snow cancellation decision as early as possible so that parents know in advance what they may need for daycare. There is a chance that if we cancel school, the snow accumulation may not start until after 5:00 p.m. and everyone is home safely by that time. There is also the chance that we bring students to school and the snow hits at 1-2 in the afternoon, causing possible safety issues getting kids home. An “Early Release” will cause issues for a large number of our families.

I will continue to monitor every weather station and forecast up through tonight at 11:00 p.m.  We will try to make a decision as early as possible tonight if the forecast allow us to. As always, we will post it on television, radio stations, and our website. We will also send out a One Call Now message if we are closing, delaying or doing an early release.   If you have not yet signed up to receive weather emergency calls/text/emails on our One Call Now system, please do so.  Parents may utilize the One Call Now Self Update Portal (http://www.mycallnow.com) to update or change notifications. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make this critical decision.  

Todd Bowling, Superintendent, Northwest Local Schools