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We believe our primary responsibility to engage stakeholders (staff, students, parents, and community members) in meaningful and profound ways, which lead to meaningful connections.
This department is responsible for directing and managing all district communications functions while ensuring strategies are in alignment with the district's values and core beliefs.
BAD WEATHER PROCEDUREs
When inclement weather is a possibility, Pine Tree ISD officials monitor weather conditions during the overnight and early morning hours. The district takes several factors into consideration before making a decision to cancel school, delay school, or dismiss school early due to inclement weather. Chief among these considerations is the health and safety of our students and staff.
Cancellations, Delays, and Early Releases - How Decisions are Made
When inclement weather threatens normal school operations, the following steps are taken:
1. The district's Director of Transportation leads a team that evaluates the roadways and travel conditions across the district.
2. The Superintendent consults with PTISD transportation staff and has access to information from emergency management officials, meteorologists, the highway department, and the sheriff's department.
3. After taking into account all the information that is received from internal and external resources, the Superintendent will make a decision as early as possible whether to delay or cancel school.
The Communication Process - What Happens Next
When a decision is made to cancel school, delay school, or dismiss school early, the district will notify parents using the School Messenger mass notification system and the Pine Tree ISD website will be updated as quickly as possible.
Information about school closures, delays, or early dismissal also will be communicated through the media, including but not limited to:
School Messenger (email and phone)
Social Media - Facebook , Instagram and Twitter @PTISDPirates
Local Media outlets including radio, TV and print/online newspapers
Because of the uncertainty of weather conditions, we ask parents and staff to monitor email, the Pine Tree ISD website, social media and local media before heading to school or sending children to the bus stop.
Get In Touch
1701 Pine Tree Road | PO Box 5878 | Longview, Texas 75608
Phone: 903-295-5000 | Fax: 903-295-5004
Business Hours: Monday - Friday | 7:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
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