Winter is upon us! I personally love the winter season but along with winter comes the possibility of dangerous road conditions. I would like to share with you my process for deciding if FIS will be in school when we have inclement weather. If a snow falls during the night, I am up and on the roads by 4:30am. I do not use a 4 wheel drive vehicle. I drive a regular rear wheel drive car. I drive the streets around town but only in the city limits. If I can easily drive the streets and feel like our students will be safe in a car, then we will go to school. If I have any doubts about the safety of students in vehicles on the roads, I will cancel school. I will air on the side of safety 100% of the time. I had much rather look outside at 10am and the snow be melted off of the street than I had hear that a student was injured trying to get to school.
I am also in communication with the Fulton Transit Authority, the Fulton County Emergency Management Office and the National Weather Service. This begins days before the inclement weather acutally arrives. The National Weather Service provides webinars and conference calls and keeps us updated on predictions and changes. I say all of this to let you know that the decision to go to school or be out of school during inclement weather is not a decision that is taken lightly but please be assured that student safety drives that decision. Thank you for your support and for sending your precious children to us daily.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call me or schedule an appointment with me. 270-472-1553. I love to hear from parents and students. Go bulldogs!
Dr. DeAnna Miller