A Message about the Upcoming Weather

Dear EHPS Families,

This coming week the weather outlook is bleak. The snow and the frigid temps are something that has not happened in my 22 years in education. That being said I know that everyone is sitting on pins and needles in regard to school and if we are in session. I will be working diligently to monitor the situation and give all of you as much notice as possible.

This means that if possible I may work from forecasting and then at other times I might be waiting until the early morning. My standard for the canceling of school is to protect your children. I know exactly what you are going through with each child wanting to know about school because my son is no different. I work with multiple groups to make the best possible decision in regard to school days. The group is comprised of BAISD superintendents, MDOT, bay county road commission, city and township officials as well when possible.

Please make sure to always make the necessary preparations for the upcoming weather and low temperatures. Pets will need to be indoors and vehicles need extra time to warm up. Driving can be dangerous at times and weather stations are saying to stay off the roads as much as possible. We will make decisions in regards to after school activities as we go through snow days. Sometimes temperatures may rise to allow them or the hazardous conditions are remedied for safe travel. Please know our number one priority is the safety of all students.

I will notify all families about closures through the messenger system, email, Facebook, and all local media channels. Please keep an eye on these media systems to stay current on our district. I wish all of you to stay safe this week and if you do require assistance please reach out to us.

Matthew T Cortez

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