BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2020
SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 6:30 p.m.
Held via Zoom Platform
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT based upon notices and health advisories issued by Federal, State and Local officials and pursuant to Executive Orders 202.1 and 202.48, the Governor has signed Executive Order 202.67, the Board of Education Regular Meeting of Thursday, December 3, 2020 will be held by Zoom videoconference platform.
PLEASE ALSO TAKE NOTICE THAT due to public health and safety concerns and pursuant to the Executive Orders of the Governor of the State of New York, the public will NOT be permitted to attend this meeting in person or at the remote locations where the Board members will be. The Regular Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. with the Board immediately convening into Executive Session to discuss the employment of a particular individual. The Board will return to public session at approximately 7:30 p.m. You can view the live stream of the meeting by clicking on the link below or on the front page of the agenda in BoardDocs (the yellow "video" button):
For information and updates on the Pocantico Hills Tennis Courts, Generator, and EPC Projects visit our District Facilities Project page. The page can be found under District Projects of our District tab on the main page of our website.
Pocantico Hills Central School
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION FACT SHEET
POCANTICO HILLS CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
In the event that we are forced to close or delay the opening of the district or school you will receive a notification explaining the situation and providing specific guidance.
School/District Delays and Closures:
In general, emergency notifications are categorized into two main areas: delays and closures.
When a school is delayed this will impact both the start of school and associated transportation times. For example, if there is a 2-hour delay, school will start 2 hours later than normal. Additionally, for students that receive transportation services either to Pocantico or other schools, your pick-up time will be impacted by 2 hours. Students who would normally be picked up at 7:00am would now be picked up at 9:00am, etc.
When the Pocantico Hills Central School DISTRICT is closed, all activities, including all transportation services are cancelled.
If there is an event that is localized, such as a power outage on our campus, school will be closed, but transportation services to partner schools might still occur. When this happens, you will receive specific information regarding pick-up and drop-off times directly from Pocantico.
Partner schools will communicate directly with impacted families if they are delayed or closed.
How Will You Receive The Message?
When an emergency occurs, you will be notified of the situation through a variety of communication channels. You will receive an automated call, as well as an e-mail, directly from the school, and the information will be posted on our website. Additionally, if you have opted to receive text messages and/or if you have the Pocantico Hills app, you will receive the notification through those channels as well. District specific weather-related closing information is also shared with News 12 Westchester, WABC-tv7, the Patch, WHUD 100.7. and Instagram: “superintendent.calkins” forgive the shameless promotionJ.
When Will Closing Information Be Disseminated?
This information will be communicated to families in as timely a fashion as possible. Sometimes it may be feasible to notify you the night before the event takes place. Other times you will receive notifications in the morning. We will try to communicate this information to you between 5:30am and 6:00am.
Other Emergency Situations:
We will also utilize the aforementioned communication methodologies to communicate other emergency information to you. A good example of this would be if we were forced to close school and send our students home early.