Good afternoon everyone!
I see on the weather reports that the temperature is going to begin dropping sometime this week and next week will be in the 30's. This is a good time to remind you all to make sure to send hats, gloves, warm footwear and winter jackets with your child on a daily basis now. Our long autumn weather is soon leaving us and we require all children to be properly dressed for the outside since we spend a good amount of time in the outdoors here at FOG. If the days warm up, we don't need to put them on, but we need to have them with each child every day. Thank you for your cooperation!
I would like to thank Martina Ruocco, E.J.'s mom, for crocheting two sets of hats and gloves that have our initials, FOG, crocheted into them for us to use as spares in case a child comes without. If for some reason your child goes home with our new spares, please make sure they come back to school the next time your child attends. Better yet, once you get them into the warm car, return the spares to the teachers outside so we can make sure these wonderful spares stay with us! Nice way to use your Community Service hours, Martina! We thank you very much!
Also, I hear small hints of snow swirling around soon, so now is also a good time to remind all of you that when the snow or ice flies, make sure you check your emails or phones for school delays or closings. I notify everyone by email first, then I put a notice on WSUS in their Delays and Cancellations spot online, and finally, if you sign up with Remind.com, you will receive a text message on your phone. If you have not signed up on Remind yet and wish to receive texts, make sure you do so before the snow flies!
I usually post any delays or cancellations by 6:30 am. I make my decision based upon many factors including general weather for the day, road conditions in the area, especially in higher elevations, and the decisions of many local school districts as a whole. I do not always follow the Vernon Schools' decisions, so please do not go by their announcements.
We are sending home the Holiday Shop flyers today along with envelopes you can use to put money in for your child to spend on those days. Please make sure your child's name is on the envelope if it is not already on there when returning the envelope to school. Thanks to Victoria for setting this up!
Have a good day!