Sunday, February 22, 2015

Franklin Public Schools: Welcome back - Update

I hope that you have had a restful and enjoyable February vacation week.  Although the snowy weather persisted, at least we did not have to worry about missing any more school days! 
Throughout the week, the DPW and facilities departments have been working hard to keep our roads and schools clear and well-treated.  I spent the week conducting building inspections at all of our schools with the town Building Inspector and the Fire Safety Officer, which we do annually at this time of year.  Additionally, the Building Commissioner and the Town Facilities Director have been assessing all of our school roofs and conducted snow removal at several of our schools last week, which they had actually begun the previous week when students were in school.  They have assured us that all of our schools are safe. 
With this most recent snow/rain event yesterday, the DPW has been plowing, treating and scraping town roads and school lots and entrances.  Early tomorrow morning they will check all schools for slippery spots which may occur as a result of temperatures falling below freezing tonight. 
We anticipate opening school as scheduled tomorrow, so please plan accordingly.  Should anything change, I will send out a message by 5:30 AM.
Because of the continued snowfall, the snowbanks have not gotten any smaller and it has been difficult to clear all sidewalks.  Emergency busing will continue to be available to students who typically walk to school for the week. I would ask that parents please communicate with your child's school if he/she will be using emergency busing and provide written permission. 
I urge both adult and student drivers to continue to exercise extreme caution due to the high snow banks and slippery conditions. And as always, please be mindful of pedestrians and other drivers. 
With March just around the corner, hopefully we will turn the corner for this unprecedented winter! 
Thank you for your patience and understanding. 
Be safe! 
Sally Winslow
Assistant Superintendent of Schools

Parmenter School - during the vacation, sidewalks cleared today
Parmenter School - during the vacation, sidewalks cleared today
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