Early Release Drill Tuesday, Nov. 24

TO: Parents/Guardians
FROM: William Crankshaw, Superintendent
RE: Emergency Release Drill
DATE: November 6, 2020

All students in the Greater Johnstown School District will be dismissed from school fifteen (15) minutes early on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, as part of a required annual drill for the School Emergency Management Plan. The buildings must be vacated for an hour during the drill. Therefore, all after school activities will be postponed for one hour following the release time in each building. School personnel will also be released early so parents must make arrangements for their children.

The drill, which is held in accordance with the NYS Department of Education regulations, will test the usefulness of communications and transportation systems during an emergency. As part of the drill that day, we will be sending a message on ParentSquare, testing our Emergency Notification System. If you do not receive a message, please contact your child’s school office after the Thanksgiving recess.

Non-public and special education students who do not attend Johnstown schools will also be dismissed
15 minutes early so that bus routes can remain the same.

If you have any questions, please contact your student’s principal. Thank you.