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    Early Dismissal Procedures

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    Early Dismissals are considered when there is a weather forecast predicting weather conditions that may result in traffic problems at regular school dismissal times. The time of day an alert is announced and the availability of school buses will determine whether early dismissal is possible.

    Although a regular order of dismissal (high schools, middle schools, elementary schools) will take place, every effort will be made to set up an earlier bus schedule. This will allow additional time to transport high school and middle school students and have the buses arrive at the elementary schools at the regular dismissal time.

    In the event of an early dismissal, a ParentLink Notification will be sent to all parents; specific information regarding release times will be posted on the district Web site. Parents should have a contingency plan in place in the event of an early dismissal. Please note that if an early dismissal occurs, the PM Pre-K and PM Fun for Fours programs at Parkville will be cancelled (see Parkville School Web site for additional information).

    Each nonpublic school must make its own decision about an early dismissal. Bus service will depend on availability of drivers and dismissal time requested by schools. The Transportation Office of the Great Neck Public Schools (441-4060) will coordinate bus arrangements for the North Shore Hebrew Academy.

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