In the event of weather conditions which will affect the safe and timely transportation of students to and from school, we may close school for the day. Announcements will be made on this website and we will send a broadcast telephone message to all families between 6:00 AM and 6:30 AM. We will also contact the following radio and television stations who will include reports in their broadcasts.
|WRSI||(93.9 & 100.7 FM)|
|WGGB TV||(Channel 40) and|
|WWLP TV||(Channel 22)|
Parents are discouraged from calling Bement to see if school has been cancelled. Instead we encourage everyone to check our website and listen to radio and television announcements when weather conditions are unfavorable.
Since Bement day students travel from forty-two neighboring towns, the traveling conditions may vary from one region to the next. Historically the school has chosen to remain open when the weather forecasts or conditions are not unanimously favorable. Under no circumstances do we ask that Bement parents risk the safety of their children. If a parent feels that driving conditions are dangerous en route to school, he or she is encouraged to use personal best judgment regarding attendance. A child will not be penalized for being absent when driving conditions are unfavorable if the decision is made to keep school open. In some circumstances, meteorologists forecast unsettled weather early but more stability as the day progresses. Under these circumstances, there may be a one-or- two hour delay. Students should never arrive at school before the delayed opening time, as no supervision is available. When this happens, the vans will be delayed for the same length of time. If the weather turns bad during the day, we support parents’ decisions to pick up their children early for safety reasons. If we choose to dismiss early, we will once again post it on our website, will call the radio/tv stations listed above, and will do our best to call you as well.