On Thursday night Greenwich Schools interim superintendent sent an email to families asking them to check the schools website and local media for the status of school opening Friday morning, November 16.
“When I made the decision this morning to remain in school for the full day and to cancel after school and evening activities, the forecast was characterized as a winter storm advisory, with less than an inch of snow predicted for our area,” Mayo said. “Believing that students and staff would be well on their way home or already safely home as the heaviest of the storm hit, I decided we could proceed with a full school day.”
Unfortunately, Mayo said, later in the afternoon, the forecast shifted to a winter storm warning, and it was too late to dismiss early.
Mayo said some buses were stuck in the traffic, and District administration worked with Greenwich Police and the bus company to ensure all students arrived at their destination safely or were reunited with their parents.
“We apologize if we caused students, staff or parents concern or put you at risk in any way,” Mayo concluded. “Please know that my primary concern is for the health and safety of our students and staff.”