Reminder: All K-8 students should be dropped at the “student drop off” sign at the north end of Winchester Grade School. If you need to walk your child into school for any reason, please park in the guest parking across from the office and use the main doors. All pre-k parents will continue past WGS to the Early Learning Center for drop-off. Our number one priority is school safety. Continually bypassing the drop-off line to drop students off east of the drop off point increases the risk of an accident. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the WGS office.
October 18, 2018
Dear Parents / Guardians:
As we head into the winter season, we undoubtedly will face inclement weather days when school is in session. Most days we will be in school or will cancel school to ensure student/employee safety. We have a third option which is a two- hour delayed start. The delayed start will only be used if conditions are expected to improve significantly between 5AM and 9AM. Examples would be extremely cold temperatures, icy roads, freezing rain, or blowing/drifting snow.
Under the two-hour delay start scenario, parents will be notified the same way they do now through School Messenger, TV and radio. If a delayed start is being considered, parents will be notified the night before.
• A two-hour delayed start means school will start at 10:20 instead of 8:20. If your normal bus pickup is 7:15 – it will be 9:15 under delayed start.
• Morning Pre-K will not meet; Afternoon Pre-K will be in session as normal.
• Breakfast will NOT be served; lunch will be at normal times.
• School will be dismissed at the usual time.
A delayed start to school will not occur frequently, but we want everyone to be prepared.
David C. Roberts
Community Unit School District No. 1
2018-2019 Hazardous Weather Routes
Announcements will be made by the School Messenger automated notification system by 6:45 AM. The garage telephone number is 742-5260. Your assistance is appreciated.
THE AFTERNOON ROUTE WILL DELIVER STUDENTS TO THE SAME PICK-UP POINT THE MORNING ROUTE COVERED. Therefore, even if road conditions improve, the bus will make the same scheduled stops both for the morning and afternoon routes. Students are welcome to ride the bus that comes closest to your home or the one you can most easily reach via a cleared road.
Bus #2 Sue Gutmann
Leave bus garage at 7:20 AM, traveling south on Route 106 to Manchester Park via Alsey-Manchester Blacktop. Leave Manchester Park at 7:40, picking up along Alsey-Manchester Blacktop and then to Alsey Park. Then back to school via Route 106, picking up along the way.
Bus #3 Lester Turner
Leave bus garage at 7:25 AM. Travel down Woodson blacktop, picking up along the blacktop and arriving at Hart School at 7:35 AM, and then on to Frontage Road picking up along the way. Back to Hart School at 7:40 and back to school via Route 106, picking up along the way.
Bus #4 Cory Suhre
Leave bus garage at 7:20 AM traveling west on Route 106 to Sand Road at 7:35 AM. Back to the Hillview Blacktop, then turning around at Moore Road at 7:50, returning to Route 106. At Moore / Hoots Roads intersection with Route 106 by 7:55 AM. Back to school via Main Street, picking up along the way.
Bus #5 Julie Short
Leave bus garage at 7:20 AM, traveling south on Route 106 to Manchester Park via the Alsey-Manchester blacktop. Leave Park at 7:40 am, returning to school via the same route, picking up along the way back to Winchester.
Bus #8 Frannie Suhre
Leave bus garage at 7:20 AM, heading south on Route 106 to Pleasant Hill Church at 7:30. Back to Alsey at 7:35 AM, then to Glasgow via Alsey-Glasgow Road. Leave at 7:45 AM, and return to school via Winchester-Glasgow Road.
Bus #9 Rusty Monroe
Leave bus garage at 7:30 AM heading through Riggston on old Highway 36. picking up along the highway. Then to Merritt, picking up at Merritt stop sign. Leave Merritt at 7:50, then back to school picking up along highway and Main Street.