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Safety First: Inclement Weather

Safety First: DISMISSAL DUE TO EMERGENCY OR INCLEMENT WEATHER

 We utilize the Realtime alert module as an essential tool for notification and communication. Within minutes of an emergency, school officials can use the alert module to deliver a single, clear message to the students’ parents or guardians by telephone, cell phone, or e-mail in any combination. It can also be used to notify you of a school closing due to inclement weather or emergency. It’s an equally effective way to keep you informed of everyday activities, such as event times and locations as well as schedule changes.  It contacts people based on what you enter into Realtime through the parent portal.  So it is important for you to keep this data up to date.  Please access the Realtime Parent Portal to update your contact information.  Parent Portal access IDs and passwords were given to you in a letter sent home on the first day of school.  If you need assistance in accessing Realtime, please contact our school secretary, Eileen Callahan, at ecallahan@tewksburyschools.org or Cathy Pepe at cpepe@tewksburyschools.org.

If there is an early dismissal due to an emergency situation or inclement weather, all students (including YMCA participants, scouts, and club participants) will be placed on their assigned buses unless the parent calls the school that day to inform the office of their intended dismissal plans.  All changes in Pick Up Patrol regarding pickups for that day and "permanent pickup" will be considered canceled and those students will be placed on their assigned buses.  School Choice students with no bus assignment will automatically be considered pick up students and will remain at school.  It is the responsibility of parents and guardians to make arrangements with your neighbors or family members to greet your child at the bus stop if you cannot be there.  We urge you to include these neighbors and family members listed in Realtime to ensure your child’s safety.