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Winter Weather Preparedness Week November 29-December 5, 2015

Winter Weather Preparedness Week November 29 – December 5, 2015

Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed Nov. 29 – Dec. 5 as Winter Weather Preparedness Week to encourage schools, families and residents to prepare now for unpredictable winter weather.

Faculty, staff and students should be aware of the risks associated with winter weather like sleet, ice or snow. North Carolina Emergency Management encourages everyone to follow four simple steps to prepare for winter weather: make a plan, practice the plan, have an emergency supplies kit and stay informed.

Principals are encouraged to promote Winter Weather Preparedness Week in your schools. Teaching kids how to be prepared for disasters can help get the entire family ready. For details, visit the ReadyNCwebsite.

Please also take time to review the below links that parents are encouraged to monitor that provide up-to-date updates about weather information. These websites include:

http://www.noaa.gov

http://www.weather.com

http://www.wunderground.com/weather-forecast/US/NC/Newton.html

Locally, Newton-Conover City Schools encourages parents to monitor the district website: www.newton-conover.org as well as local news media outlets for information about weather-related school closings/delays. These news sources include: (TV Stations) WBTV 3- www.wbtv.com ; WSOCTV 9- www.wsoctv.com/closings ; WCNCTV 36- www.wcnc.com/closings ; FOXTV 46- http://www.fox46charlotte.com/weather ; (Radio Stations) WNNC/WIRC 1230 AM ; WHKY 1290 AM

Additionally, Community Schools does provide Kid Connection on days when winter weather either cancels or delays school. If school is closed, Kid Connection will operate one site (North Newton) for any Kid Connection student. The North Newton Elementary School site will open at 9:00 am or as road conditions allow for staff to travel to the site. If school is delayed, Kid Connection will operate on the same delay interval (2-3 hour delay).

Hundreds of cars are seen stranded on Lake Shore Drive Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 in Chicago. A winter blizzard of historic proportions wobbled an otherwise snow-tough Chicago, stranding hundreds of drivers for up to 12 hours overnight on the city's showcase lakeshore thoroughfare and giving many city schoolchildren their first ever snow day. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

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