Valley View Local Schools Updates
NEW COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

We are trying out a new way of communicating with our community. If you are receiving this email, it means we already have your email on file with the schools. If you have heard about this email from a friend or via social media, you either need to contact the school your child attends or you can sign up for this listserve on our website (click HERE). We hope you find this new feature informative and beneficial.
HOW TO WE DECIDE TO CANCEL/DELAY SCHOOL?


Families,

It is time to start preparing for the winter season. We work diligently to have a plan in place to protect our students in the event of inclement weather.

1.      Our primary focus is on student safety.
2.      Our intention is to make a call on the status of the district no later than 5:30 AM.
3.      In the event of a school cancellation, all K-8 activities are automatically cancelled. The status of high school activities will be determined by noon. If the decision is made to allow for high school practices, those practices are voluntary.
4.      The best location for information about our calamity status will be our social media platforms and our all-call system. Follow us on Facebook (@valleyviewschools) Twitter (@ValleyViewSupt), or our website. 
5.      We have a team of people who drive the roads in the morning and monitor the forecast. Remember that at 61 square miles, different parts of our district can experience different weather phenomenon.
6.      In terms of cold temperature/wind chill, I use the National Weather Service’s Windchill Chart .  If frostbite can occur in less than 15 minutes while students are at the bus stop, we will not have school.
 
We are beginning to look at other communication systems, including email and text messaging. Our goal is to clearly and consistently communicate the status of our district.
Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated as we keep our focus on keeping our students safe.
 
Go Spartans!
Ben Richards
Superintendent, Valley View Local Schools
Valley View District Office- (937)-855-6581
Valley View High School - (937) 855-4116  
Valley View Junior High - (937) 696-2591  
Valley View Intermediate - (937) 855-4203
Valley View Primary- (937) 855-6571
Valley View Preschool- (937) 855-4203