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A Message from the Superintendent Chief Learning Officer

Dear TTUSD Families and Community Members,
Thank you for your patience and understanding during the recent storms. It has been years since we have had three snow days in a row! The safety of our students is our primary concern and based on the hazardous road conditions throughout the district, it was necessary to call these snow days.

We carefully evaluate conditions in direct consultation with the National Weather Service in Reno and local agencies. Because of the interconnected nature of our transportation system and our large geographic area, we do call a snow day when there are no major issues in one area while there are major ones in other parts of the district. If you are interested in the specifics of why a snow day is called, this information is posted on the district website.

Today is a great example of why we are adding "delayed starts" as an option on days when conditions warrant. Going forward, a delay of two hours for all school schedules and bus schedules will be implemented when there has been significant snow during the night which ends or is expected to end by 5:00 a.m. and we anticipate bus routes should be safe for travel. A delayed start will allow more time for our partner agencies and private contractors to address snow removal and to ensure conditions are safe, without missing a full day of school. If we implement a "delayed start" it would be announced using our regular snow day notification process with calls going out to parents at 4:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.  (Read More...)