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Snow Day/2-hour delay/Cancellation Policy: With the goal of keeping our programs accessible to families throughout the Buncombe County area we will be observing the Weather Safety directives issued by the Buncombe County Public School system(BCS for short). This means that if the Buncombe County Schools cancel a day of public school due to ice or snow, so will Forest Floor.
This only applies if BCS issues a directive for ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS. If only one or two districts in the county have a delayed start or cancellation, our schedule will remain unchanged. You can stay altered to the latest weather related school announcements in a number of ways:
Delayed Start: Due to icy road conditions in the morning hours, occasionally BCS will issue a "2-hour delay", meaning that public school begins 2 hours later than usual. Because our programs begin later than public schools, this translates a bit differently for us. Since most of our programs begin at 9AM, ours would be a 1-hour delay, meaning that the program will being at 10AM. In the case of a Delayed Start refunds will not be provided.
Cancellation: In the event that BCS cancels due to unsafe driving conditions, or if the Program Director cancels due to severe cold, parents will be notified via email and phone calls as soon as possible. At that point the price of the program will be reduced to account for fewer days(in which case refunds may be in order for those who’ve already paid full tuition).
COLD WEATHER CLOTHES: When the outdoor temperature is regularly dropping below 55 degrees it is necessary that children have clothing that will keep them both warm AND dry. Add a bit of rain to a cold day and, if your children are not appropriately dressed, there is a very real risk of hypothermia. WARNING: If children do not arrive appropriately dressed for the weather, for their safety they will be sent home for that day. Appropriate cold weather clothes include the following items...
Here is a fun video from our friends at Trackers Earth
about how to dress kids for the cold weather: