Weatherford Independent School District

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WHS Blue Belle Captain to Perform at Texas Inaugural Ball

WHS Blue Belle Senior Captain, Sophie Pasternak, has been selected as a participant at the Black Tie and Boots Inaugural Gala in Washington D.C. on January 19th, 2017. Only 25 All-State members will be performing at this prestigious event. Performers will learn a piece choreographed by Eve Robinson, director of the Alvin High School Jacketeers. The piece will be performed at several venues and times during the ball. Sophie will be wearing the Blue Belles traditional dance team uniform with a sash representing Weatherford.

The event will be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on the banks of the Potomac River. Guests will include Texas state officials, dignitaries, and thousands of guests from all over the United States
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Weatherford ISD Early Release 1-6-17

When we monitor road conditions during bad weather events, safety is our first consideration. We are currently experiencing changing road conditions due to the snow/sleet that began falling around noon today. As a result, WISD will release at 2:30 pm today, January 6, 2017.

By releasing students early, we allow our bus drivers to have maximum visibility to avoid problem areas on the road – especially on rural bridges and overpasses. In addition, an early release gives our high school students the opportunity to drive before road conditions worsen.

Buses will run their usual routes. Parents of bus riders should expect their children home approximately 1 hour earlier than normal.

Our maintenance department is currently treating sidewalks and campus entrances. Parents are advised to use caution in school parking lots and on all campus sidewalks.

All after school activities, including Kids Unite and athletic practices, are also cancelled due to extremely low temperatures and potential precipitation.
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Potential for Winter Weather - Friday, January 6, 2017

We are beginning to monitor weather changes that may occur tomorrow because there are currently several weather models that show the potential for snow or snow flurries. While we don’t expect that we’ll need to alter tomorrow’s school schedule, we do know it will be extremely cold and windy.

Your safety will always be our top priority when we are faced with decisions about school closings due to weather. Below is our process for determining school closings or early dismissals.

The following factors are considered when we make a decision that alters the normal school schedule:
• Information on road conditions and whether buses/cars can safely travel
• The existing accumulation of snow or ice
• The rate and expected duration of precipitation
• Parking lot and sidewalk conditions
• Weather predictions

When changes to the normal school schedule occur, use our SchoolMessenger system to notify families by call, email, and text. We will also post information on our website, Facebook and Twitter accounts, and notify local TV and radio stations.

For more information on our inclement weather process, please visit the Parent Link and then click on Bad Weather.
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Opt-In for Weatherford ISD Text Messages via SchoolMessenger

Weatherford ISD offers parents and guardians the ability to participate and receive SMS text alerts on your cell when Weatherford ISD sends out a SchoolMessenger message. With this service, you will receive text messages from WISD notifying you of inclement weather, safety alerts, school closings, or other important information about our school district. Just text YES or OPTIN to 68453.

When you opt in to 68453, you will receive a text reply from SchoolMessenger. At any time, you may reply STOP to cancel the text messages.

Please be aware that only the cell phone numbers you have provided to Weatherford ISD and are eligible to receive text messages. If you have recently changed cell phone numbers, please contact your child’s school so they can update your contact information.
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Parent Survey on Bad Weather Communications

As we enter the winter weather season, we are updating our processes for communicating with parents in preparation for potential bad weather events, such as snow or ice. Please take a moment to let us know how you prefer to receive information from Weatherford ISD should we need to cancel school, inform you of a delayed start to the school day, or schedule an early release due to bad weather. Your feedback will guide our communication efforts as we work to get information to you as quickly as possible.

To access the survey link, please click on the headline.
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