In light of the excessive heat warnings projected for this week, Christian County Public Schools wants to assure the community of its unwavering commitment to the safety of students, staff, and the general public.
Key Measures Taken by the District:
Bus Safety: The school district plans to expedite the loading of afternoon buses to ensure students don’t remain in the heat for extended periods. Moreover, provisions have been made to provide water to students during bus rides, and windows will be kept open to encourage ventilation.
Outdoor Activities: Recess or any form of outdoor teaching will only take place before 11:00 AM. This measure ensures that students and staff are not exposed to the peak heat times of the day.
Classroom Monitoring: The district is taking special care in ensuring a comfortable classroom environment. Building principals will constantly assess room temperatures. In instances where classrooms are not sufficiently cool, students will be relocated to a cooler part of the building. The primary goal is to maintain uniform temperatures across classrooms without overburdening the HVAC system. Notably, dedicated crews are on standby to address any HVAC-related issues with utmost priority.
Afterschool Activities: All extracurricular activities, be it practice sessions or games, are under the watchful eyes of district staff. Any necessary changes or even cancellations to these schedules will be promptly communicated to all stakeholders, including coaches, participants, and parents.
District Support: As the region grapples with the oppressive heat, the district is ready and willing to extend any support needed, be it to the schools or the transportation department.
Emergency Communication: If circumstances necessitate an early dismissal or a complete shutdown, the district has a robust communication mechanism in place. Parents, students, and staff will receive prompt updates through the district’s automated notification system, which includes telephone, text, and email. Updates will also be available on the district website and official social media channels.
The district also encourages families to be prepared. They suggest closely following local weather updates and making use of any cooling shelters in the vicinity if the need arises. Parents seeking additional assistance can always connect with their Family Resource and Youth Services Center (FRYSC).
We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Christian County Public Schools for their unwavering commitment to the safety and well-being of our community. As we step into this new week, the district’s dedication shines through, guiding and encouraging everyone to prioritize safety and make informed choices. Thank you for always keeping our children’s welfare at the forefront.