Green Meadow will be OPEN TOMORROW for school at the normal time. Unless the power is restored tonight by the local utilities, the school will be running off a generator that has been professionally installed and will be monitored by an onsite technician. The buildings and grounds have had multiple inspections and all is well. We were very lucky and only had very minimal damage to the periphery of the school property.
We understand that getting to school may be difficult and even impossible for some families. Please do not do anything that will put you in harm's way. Only you can determine what is possible for you and your family. The teachers will do their best to support each student who needs to get caught up on work and you are welcome to contact the teachers with any questions. Please note that many teachers are still without power and may have limited access to Internet and phone in the evening.
There is likely to be limited or no busing available tomorrow, so please check with your local bus company. Some families are talking about carpooling; perhaps you can make a phone call to offer or request a ride.
There will be no Hot Lunch program until the Threefold Cafe notifies us that they are up and running again. Credit will be given, by the Cafe directly, to all families who have already paid for the week. Tomorrow and Friday, the 8th grade will offer pizza and salad (no organic option this week).
For Nursery and Kindergarten Parents: All Nursery and Kindergarten classes will resume tomorrow. Mrs. Grieder's Nursery children will meet in the Parent & Child classroom, located on the ground level of the Lower School building, next to the 8th grade classroom. All other Nursery and Kindergarten classes will take place in their regular classrooms. Please note that tomorrow, all children will need to bring a "ready-to-eat" wholesome morning snack, and full-day children will need to bring a bag lunch as well. Please refrain from sending juice and sugary foods. We will serve water and tea as usual.
Other points to note: * No after-school sports will take place until the power is back on. * After-School Program is only until 4pm until the power is back on. * Your child's daily schedule may vary from the usual this week. * There WILL BE SCHOOL on November 9 &12. * The Kim John Payne lecture scheduled for November 6 has been postponed until further notice. * Dress your child warmly, as the temperatures may vary and start off chilly in the morning.
We will see you tomorrow.
Tari Steinrueck Administrator
Sunday November, 4, 2012 at 11:22AM