Dear Coventry Comets,
First, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all students and staff for a great start to the 2019-20 school year. The first quarter went by, in the blink of an eye! During this time, our students experienced unique learning opportunities, while accomplishing many personal, group, and team goals. These student experiences are shared regularly on our district’s Facebook page. Please take a minute to check it out at https://www.facebook.com/coventry.gocomets.
IMHO, R fb page is the #totegoat!
With winter fast approaching, the potential for school closings and delays may be right around the corner. The decision to close or delay school typically begins the night before or early in the morning. As superintendent, I am in constant communication with the school district employees who assess road conditions throughout the community. In addition, the area superintendents discuss the situation and road conditions of the surrounding communities. Road conditions, temperature, and wind chill are all taken into consideration before a final decision is made to officially close school.
Once the decision is made to close school, Coventry’s All-Call phone system is used to inform parents and families of all building closure details. In addition to using the all-call system, the closing information is shared with local news stations and posted on the district’s Facebook page.
If a delayed start is deemed more appropriate for the situation, schools will begin their day two-hours after the building’s normal start time. The buses will still transport the students to and from school on a delayed start day. However, when there is a delayed start, transportation is not provided to any of the private schools, special program schools, nor to the PLCC. In addition, the morning and afternoon preschool classes will be canceled.
On behalf of the district, I would like to thank you for allowing us to educate your child(ren) each day. It is truly a privilege to be bestowed this responsibility. Coventry Schools will continue to ensure that each child’s safety and security is a top priority. As such, school closings or delays will ultimately be based on what is in the best interest, welfare, and safety of the students. If you should have any questions regarding this information, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly at [email protected].
Lisa A. Blough