As the county anticipates single-digit temperatures and snowfall this weekend, the Caldwell County School System reviews its procedures to delay, close or early release schools due to winter weather conditions.
Whenever inclement weather causes a two-hour or three-hour delay or cancellation of school, the announcement will be made through several identified communication sources. Parents will be notified by 6:45 am – if it is a morning phone call – through the district’s voice-messaging system as well as receive a text message and an email. All parents are encouraged to keep their contact information updated with the school’s data manager, especially primary phone number and mobile numbers.
School delays and closures will also be announced on the Caldwell County Schools Facebook account, Twitter account (@Caldwellvoice) and over the local radio stations, papers and network television stations, as well as being posted on the Caldwell County Schools website at caldwellschools.com.
In preparing for winter conditions and storms, parents are encouraged to dress their children appropriately. Below are suggestions for dressing for the season, provided by the North Carolina Emergency Management Agency and the NC Department of Insurance:
Tips for protecting your home before the storm:
Tips for protecting your car:
If you have pets, below are suggestion for their safety: