District reminds parents of severe weather procedures
As spring approaches, Mustang Public Schools would like to remind parents about the district’s severe weather procedures.
MPS officials stay in touch with the National Weather Service in Norman and participates in regular briefings. School officials also monitor weather reports on local news stations.
Director of Safety and Security Jennifer Newell said once school is in session, buses will not take children home early.
“There is too much danger in having young children at home with no adult present,” she said. “If we need to hold buses to ensure the safety of our students, we will. As always, if you are uncomfortable with approaching weather, you can check out your child.”
Newell asked that parents be aware of the individual school’s policy on pickup if arriving close to the actual dismissal time. Should the outdoor warning sirens sound, children will be sheltered in the building and the front doors to the schools will be locked so staff can get to shelter as well.
Should impending weather mean a cancellation of evening activities, the district will contact channels 4, 5, 9 and Fox. The information will also be posted to the district website www.mustangps.org and the district’s social media accounts such as Facebook and Twitter. For small events, individual coaches or sponsors may communicate with their parents directly through mediums such as Remind 101.
Schools are not public storm shelters.