Letter to Parents
Ringgold High School
Severe Winter Weather Emergency Protocols
Catoosa County Schools
Dear Parent(s) or Guardian(s):
The safety and welfare of our students and staff are our highest
priority. We would like to take this opportunity to inform you of
our schools safety plan protocols concerning Severe Winter Weather
as winter weather approaches. We believe keeping you informed of
our plan and protocols concerning our efforts to respond to
emergency situations created by severe weather will improve safety
for everyone. Severe weather drills are conducted in the months of
November and February. The information below is basic information
that will provide a better understanding of school safety
Winter Storms - Winter weather warnings are
issued by the National Weather Service and these bulletins will be
monitored by central office.
a. Schools have developed an early dismissal/delayed start
procedure if required due to winter weather.
b. After school activities during early dismissal days could be
c. Parents should keep contact information updated in Infinite
Campus for text alerts. SchoolCast (RHS text alerts) pulls
information from Infinite Campus. These alerts will be the primary
means to communicate to parents about safety issues. Other forms of
emergency communication will be: Local News Media, Website
d. Parents are encouraged to provide the school early release
instructions for their children to be transported home in an
e. Parents of High School students will need to understand that in
the event of snow and ice potential accumulations the car drivers
will be dismissed as quickly as possible to get students home.
We hope this information has provided you with the understanding
that schools have prepared for severe weather emergencies. Schools
discuss and drill these severe weather protocols during the year to
be prepared. The number one thing as a parent you can do to help us
with severe weather is to be sure you have communicated with the
school/teacher "how and where your child is to be
transported" in the event of a winter weather
If you have questions or concerns about these safety procedures
please contact the school.
Safety is always first!