Town and School Updates


11/2/2012 6:13:38 PM EST – CL&P still has not given us any town wide or regional restoration estimates. As soon as they do, we will post them. Today, we were able to open 23 roads. The process will continue over the weekend, with the same amount of crews, including the National Guard. We hope to be able to continue opening roads at this brisk pace.

An emergency shelter will be open at Weston High School this evening. Cots will be provided. Please bring your own blankets, pillows and toiletries. We encourage all residents, especially the older population or those with younger children, to make use of this facility.

The Comfort Station will be open this weekend 8am to 4 pm. Children are not allowed in the High School without their parents. Please supervise your children at all times. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase.

Weston Public Schools will be closed on Monday. A decision on school opening will be made on Sunday evening. Information will be sent out via school messenger and CodeRed.

All information, including menus and movie schedule, will be posted on the town website, http://www.westonct.gov , in Weston Center, Weston High School, the library and at Town Hall. We will also continue to update our automated storm line, (203) 454-1161.

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WESTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5

After receiving updated information from the Town today regarding the progress of clearing roads and restoring power to residents, there remain significant road blockages throughout the town and the majority of the town is still without power. The road blockages are the driving force to close schools on Monday, and even though the Town has the benefit of the resources of the National Guard these past few days, it is unrealistic to plan that our roads will be able to accommodate buses on Monday.

While Tuesday was reserved for Parent-Teacher Conferences, the prolonged absence from work has left inadequate time for our professional staff to prepare appropriately to meet with parents. Additionally, if possible, we would like to reserve Tuesday as a student day for school, returning them to classrooms. On Sunday evening, the district will consult with Town Officials to evaluate the readiness of our roads to transport students on school buses. If the buses can safely travel on Tuesday, we will open our schools. Obviously, handling both the electorate traffic for voting and the normal schools’ traffic will demand careful planning and a few adjustments to the daily schedule. If we open school on Tuesday, there will be a detailed communication to families on Sunday evening regarding parking and student drop-off areas.

In summary:
No school Monday, November 5
Parent-Teacher Conferences scheduled for Tuesday, November 6, will be rescheduled to a later time to be announced
Sunday evening a decision will be made regarding conducting school for students on Tuesday, November 6

Colleen A. Palmer, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Weston Public Schools
24 School Road
Weston, CT 06883
203-291-1401
colleenpalmer@westonps.org
http://www.westonps.org

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