November 30, 2019
Dear Canterbury Families,
We hope your Thanksgiving break has been restful. Other than the construction work, the hilltop has been quiet.
Like you, we are keeping an eye on the forecast and the local Winter Storm Watch (see below*). Safety is always our first priority; therefore, we have decided to alter our schedule for return and classes. In order to discourage travel on Sunday and Monday, we have decided:
- Classes will begin on Wednesday, December 4th, rather than on Tuesday.
- We ask that students return to campus on Tuesday, December 3rd. Winter athletic teams should watch their email for an update from the Athletic Department regarding practice times on Tuesday afternoon.
Most airlines are waiving change fees due to the storm, and we encourage students to fly on Tuesday if possible. We will not be providing shuttle service on Monday, but we will do our best to provide airport shuttles on Tuesday, weather-permitting. Parents should have a contingency plan in place in the event that we cannot get to the airport on Tuesday. Families should keep the Student Life Office posted as their student’s plans change.
New England weather can be unpredictable and sometimes severe. We thank you for your cooperation and partnership during this schedule change. Should you have any questions, concerns or conflicts, please do not hesitate to call (860) 605-6084, or reach out to me at email@example.com and/or Jake Dellorco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant Head of School for Student Life
* From 7:00am EST, Sun Dec 1 until 7:00am EST, Tue Dec 3
Action Recommended: Make preparations per the instructions
Issued by: Albany - NY, US, National Weather Service,...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING... * WHAT...HEAVY MIXED PRECIPITATION POSSIBLE INCLUDING SNOW, SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN. TOTAL SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS POTENTIALLY OF 9 INCHES OR MORE AND AROUND A TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE IS POSSIBLE. * WHERE...LITCHFIELD COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN CONNECTICUT AND DUTCHESS AND EASTERN ULSTER COUNTIES IN EAST CENTRAL NEW YORK. * WHEN...FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. * IMPACTS...TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE. THE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS COULD IMPACT THE MONDAY MORNING AND EVENING COMMUTES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS FOR UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.