2021-2022 Inclement Weather Information
Believe it or not, the snow and the cold temperatures are already upon us. Mother Nature can deal us some harsh weather conditions. There will be days in which road conditions or temperatures make it too dangerous for normal school operations, or warrant a late start to the school day. Please take a minute to review the information below, concerning Anselmo-Merna school cancellations or late starts.
There are several ways in which you can access information about school closings or late starts. Any District communication (text, push notifications, phone calls) are the most reliable. We will try to announce a cancellation or late start no later than 6:00am that morning. Local media will also post school closings.
- Text/Phone Calls: If you already receive District text messages, you will be notified via text and an automated phone call, should there be a school cancellation or late start. If you do not receive text messages and would like to receive these, please email Rhonda Sommer (firstname.lastname@example.org), and provide her with your cell phone number.
- Anselmo-Merna App: If you do not already have the A-M app installed on your cell phone, I would recommend that you download this. It is a free app, and provides daily information about our school. Make sure you enable push notifications. If there is school cancellation or late start, we will post this on our app (you will receive push notification), and school website (www.a-mps.socs.net).
- Social Media: We will post school closings and late starts on the Anselmo-Merna Facebook page.
- Local Media: KCNI and KBBN will announce and post school closings and late starts to their website (www.sandhillsexpress.com).
Late Starts/Early Outs
In some instances, administration will call for a late start to our school day. If this occurs, school will start at 10:00am. Busses will pick up two hours later than their normal time. On these days, we will not serve breakfast. We will also not hold morning preschool on days with a late start. On seldom occasions, we will need to release students early due to worsening weather conditions. We will communicate this through the same processes described above, as soon as possible. On these occasions, we will serve lunch, or send meals with students before dismissal.
Athletics and Activities
If school is canceled, all athletic and activity practices will be canceled as well. Regular season contests will typically be rescheduled or canceled. We will announce the status of these contests by early afternoon of that day. There will be some away tournaments that will continue. If this is the case, A-M administration will decide upon our continued participation. If it is unsafe for our players and parents to travel to one of these contests, we will not participate.
In the event of a school cancellation, we will still have some school employees in our building. If you need to communicate anything, feel free to call the school office (308) 643-2224, or email email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.