PSD Weather/Emergency Decision Protocol

PSD Weather/Emergency Decision Protocol

Weather or emergency decisions that could result in school cancelation will be finalized by the
Superintendent. Whenever possible decisions will be made the night before a school day and
communicated by 9:00pm.

Decisions that need to be made on the morning of an event will be communicated by 5:00am
whenever possible.

Decisions that necessitate an early dismissal or cancellation of after school activities will be
made by noon on that school day.

Decisions will be communicated in the following ways:

1) A phone, email, and text message will be sent through the district’s mass communication
system. These contacts are pulled directly from our Student Information System (Aspen).
Please ensure your contact information is up to date in Aspen for any of the formats in
which you would like to receive a message. The best point of contact for this is your
school's main office.

2) Information will be posted to the RI Broadcasters Association which links to all local
media outlets.

3) Information will be posted to the PSD Website as well as the district’s Twitter and
Facebook accounts.

*Per the 2022-23 district calendar the first three cancelations will be traditional snow days; The
cancelation of an entire school day (“snow day”) results in an additional day added to the end of
the school year