Closing Procedures

  • 2020-2021 SCHOOL CLOSING PROCEDURES



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    The Superintendent of Schools (or designee * only) will initiate school closings. 

     

    Rick Myles           *Marianne Carlson          Mike Mason Wendy Kemling 

                              

    672-8389 (cell)        641-0013 (cell)  641-2511 (cell) (970)466-1400 (cell) 

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    1 The Superintendent and First Student Manager confer at approximately   5:30 a.m.  

    Bryan Flansburg – First Student Location Manager

    635-6214 (school phone)

    672-9803 (cell)

    Bryan.flansburg@firstgroup.com

     

    2 City streets and rural bus routes will be checked by the Superintendent and the First Student Manager, Bryan Flansburg. Rural routes (Lake Minatare) will be checked by Rory Vernon 631-6739.

     

    3 The following will be determined: 

    1. a) School for all;
    2. b) School for in-town persons only; 
    3. c) No buses; 
    4. d) Shuttle services in operation, if school is held; 
    5. e) No School - verify the same with: 

    1) Gary Cooper, Gering Supt:  436-3125(w)/402-658-2201(c) 



    4 SCHOOL CLOSURE ACTIONS: 

    1. a) MELISSA PRICE: NOTIFY ALL MEDIA; 
    2. b) RICK MYLES: NOTIFY PRINCIPALS WHO MAY CALL THEIR STAFF; 
    3. c) RICK MYLES:  NOTIFY TRAVIS RICKEY (672-8253) TO CONTACT THEIR STAFF
    4. d) RICK MYLES:  NOTIFY – MARIANNE CARLSON (641-0013) TO NOTIFY FOOD SERVICE MANAGER

    NOTE: CUSTODIANS (NEED TO CHECK THEIR BUILDING DURING THE DAY -- IF POSSIBLE);

    1. d) NOTIFY FIRST STUDENT WHO WILL NOTIFY BUS DRIVERS; 
    2. e) REMIND STAFF THAT THIS DAY MAY BE MADE UP LATER, AND WITH NO STUDENT 

             ATTENDANCE, NO ACTIVITIES ARE ALLOWED

     

    5 MELISSA PRICE – WILL POST SNOW DAY/EMERGENCY MESSAGES TO THE COMMUNICATION PROGRAM (REMIND) AS NEEDED AND POST ON WEBSITE/SOCIAL MEDIA

     

    6 MELISSA PRICE – DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS (641-8666) - WILL CONTACT THE MEDIA

    SPECIAL "CODES" are required for some of the media: 

     

    IDENTIFY YOURSELF WHEN CALLING MEDIA FOR SCHOOL CLOSINGS



    1. a) NBC Nebraska:

    Preferred Method - https://www.wyomingnewsnow.tv/weather/closings/  

    DISTRICT Username: 9088 Password: 5998   LAKE MINATARE ONLY Username: 7719  Password: 4268

    Secondary Method – closed@nbcneb.com  Include your respective password in the body of the email

    Contact: scottsbluffdesk@nbcneb.com

     

    1. c) KNEB: http://www.kneb.com/weather-closings/

    Preferred Method - www.weatherthreat.com     User Name: 79-0032      Password: 6s_tgLc# 

    Secondary Method - : closings@kneb.com  code word EARMUFFS along with school information

    Third Method – (308) 641-9247 Passcode EARMUFFS

    **Can tag Social Media posts at @KNEBStormCenter. 

     

     Contact Bill Boyer Voice: (308) 633-9499; Cell: (308) 641-9247; e-mail bboyer@kneb.com



    Administrative Staff Home Phone #'s:  

    Justin Shaddick Senior High 641-0091 (cell)  

    Jana Mason Bluffs Middle 641-2505 (cell)  

    Kraig Weyrich Lincoln Heights 631-1910 (cell)  

    Laurie Bahl Longfellow 436-5345 225-1931 (cell)

    Frances Burkhalter Roosevelt 325-6193 (cell)  

    Bert Wright Westmoor 631-9535 (cell) 

    Jeremy Behnke L Minatare 440-1627 (cell)

    Kyle King RECONNECT 530-520-9408 (cell)

    Jodi Benson    Bear Cub      631-3307 (cell)



    Bryan Flansburg First Student 635-6214(O) 672-9803 (cell)

     

    Malinda Wollaston Taher 515-231-3738 (cell)

     

    State Patrol: 632-1211 

     

    Road Conditions: 511 or 800 906-9069






    (revised 10/23/20)