Cancellations & Delays
Weather Cancellations & Delays Message from our Superintendent of Schools - Dr. Marc Gousse
The safety of our students and staff is an important responsibility and we take this into consideration when making the decision to cancel school, dismiss students early or delay the start of school. After conferring with the town public works departments, local police departments, surrounding area schools and the latest weather forecast, a decision is made on whether to hold or cancel school. Not everyone agrees with each storm day decision.
As a parent, you have the ultimate decision. If we hold school and you are concerned with your youngster traveling, by all means keep her/him home. (Please call the school at 667-8447 to excuse your child).
We will report cancellations, delays, and early releases with a School Messenger text/e-mail (parents/guardians must opt-in for this) and post cancellations on the main page of the district website (www.mdirss.net ). Cancellations will also be reported on local television stations (WLBZ and WABI), several local radio stations, the MDIslander website (www.mdislander.com) and the Ellsworth American website (www.ellsworthamerican.com).