District Weather Procedures
In the event of inclement weather, Grenada School District evaluates all of the available options to ensure the safety of our students. To make the best decision, our Transportation Director Benji Britt travels the roads through the night to ensure our bus drivers and our students can arrive safely if there is bad weather. Our administration is in contact with the weather service and checks weather maps through the night and each day before evaluating all data to make the best decision for our students.
In bad weather, the District may cancel school, release students early, or call for a late start. Each one of these options may be announced using our AIM notification system, may be posted on our website and our Facebook page, and may be announced on local radio and television stations. If you are not receiving telephone calls through the AIM system advising of school closings, please contact your child’s school to verify your telephone information.
LATE START PROCEDURE
In the event of a late start, there will be a two-hour delay in bus pick up and the start of classes. For example, on normal days, if your child’s bus comes at 6:30 a.m., on the day of a late start, the bus would not pick up your child until approximately 8:30 a.m. The following schedule will be followed in the event of a late start:
Regular Start Late Start
Grenada High School 7:50 a.m. 9:50 a.m.
Grenada Middle School 7:50 a.m. 9:50 a.m.
Grenada Upper Elementary 7:40 a.m. 9:40 a.m.
Even with a late start, there may be several bus routes that are difficult to travel. If it is determined that buses should not travel these routes when a late start is called, alternative means of transportation may be provided or these students may be excused from class. If this situation occurs, the Superintendent and our transportation department will make this determination and make every effort to contact the families on these routes.
Assigned teachers will be on duty at the regular morning times for students whose parents MUST drop them off early. Please note, a late start would not delay dismissal times.
Remember, if you do not see a post about a school closing, then the District is in session. As a public school we are required by law to attend a certain number of days each school year and to have a day counted as a school day we must attend a Mississippi Department of Education specified number of hours. When we have to close schools, we are required to make up the days, which will interfere with Easter, spring break or summer.
We appreciate the cooperation that parents, students, and staff members have shown during our recent school early releases and closing. Please remember that the safety of our children is our greatest concern.