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    Federal Hocking Local Schools will have a scheduled 2 hour late start on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

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2021-2022 Calamity Day Protocol

As we move into the time of year where we will experience inclement weather I want to remind everyone of our Calamity Day protocols:


In case of inclement weather, school may be delayed or closed. Additionally, conditions may be such that school remains open but the district transportation will operate on Bus Plan "A". Bus Plan "A" is attached to the message and is posted at www.fedhock.com under "Forms & Links". If school is closed due to inclement weather it will be considered a "traditional snow day". After the 4th calamity day, make-up days will be February 21 and April 15 with remaining days to be added to the end of the year. 


Notice of school closure or delay will be made by the Superintendent using an "all-call" system which also includes text messages and email. This system uses contact information from Infinite Campus. It is the responsibility of parents and staff members to make sure that this information is updated and current. This is done by filling out a new Emergency Medical Form which can be obtained from your school secretary.


This information will also be shared with local media outlets, posted on the district website (www.fedhock.com) as well as the district Facebook page.


Athletics and other Activities

In some instances inclement weather may make it unsafe to transport students via school bus during the morning hours but changing conditions may be such that athletics and other activities can take place in the afternoon. On calamity days decisions about athletic contests, practices and other activities will be made by Noon by the high school principal, athletic director and superintendent. That decision will be communicated to coaches and activity advisors by the principal or athletic director. If these events are permitted they may begin no earlier than 2:00 p.m. and student participation may not be mandatory. No penalty or consequence will be given to students for non-participation. 


Power Outages

Our local power grid experiences temporary outages from time to time. Often these outages are less than an hour or two. American Electric Power does a good job communicating with the district during power outages about the possible duration of the outage. Students will be kept at school as long as restroom facilities are functional and we are able to keep the facilities warm. In almost all of these situations the power comes back on before buses could get students home. Also, we don't want to send our younger students home if there is no supervision for them.


I hope this information is helpful to you to know what to expect and in planning for the winter months.

David Hanning

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