Dear Pen Bay Christian School Family,
This week we used our second snow day of the school year! Cancelling school is not an easy decision so I thought I would share how that decision is made. Ideally, it should be done between 5-5:30 AM on the cancellation day. My decision is made easier because the RSU 13 Superintendent’s office is in direct communication with us regarding cancellations and delays. If there is a Winter Storm Warning for our area, school will almost certainly be cancelled because it is recommended only emergency travel because of hazardous driving conditions. However, a warning is different from a watch. We live in Maine and over my years as a teacher, I have seen a Sunday night “winter storm warning” turn into a “no storm in sight on Monday morning.” The safety of our students, parents, and staff are my highest priority for any cancellation decision. As a teacher, I did occasionally question cancellation decisions. Now that I am making the decision, I realize what a difficult judgment it is to make. For Monday’s cancellation, I referred to local and national weather web pages throughout all of Sunday. As of 2:45, Monday morning, there was no snow on the ground. The storm warning was still issued. As of 4:30am, it had started to snow, so after referring to the radar and weather forecast again, I began the process of checking for local school cancellations. A little after 5 AM, I made the final decision to cancel school.
People have started asking when our last day of school would be. There are 5 snow days built into our school calendar so at this point we should be getting out 3 days earlier. Please keep in mind that this is all tentative as I have seen school cancelled in April!
This week we celebrate Easter! I hope that you and your family will gather together on Sunday to worship and celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! If you are looking for a place to worship, Littlefield Memorial Baptist Church happily welcomes you to Sunrise Service at 6:15 AM, followed by Easter Breakfast, Sunday School, and Sunday morning worship. He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!
In Him and for Him,