Dear friends, 

The next two days are predicted to have very cold temperatures and wind chills. We are planning on a full day of school tomorrow, Friday, February 3, with regular activities. Our schools will have indoor recess and limit any time students spend outdoors. I know there are concerns about students who walk to school. I have asked the Transportation Department to offer a ride to any student they see walking tomorrow. Drivers will also take extra time to wait for students who may be in cars or houses waiting for buses. If you prefer to keep your child home, please call the school to let us know.  

Our school social workers and nurses have warm clothing and outerwear for students if they need extra gloves, scarves, hats, mittens, or boots. Please let us know if you need items; we are here to help.  

The City of Westbrook has set up two warming centers on Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4: at the Walker Memorial Library, 800 Main Street, 10am-5pm and at the Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge Street, 7am-7pm. These are open to the public with warm spaces, restrooms, and charging stations. 

Take care, stay strong, and stay warm over these next couple of days.  

Dr. Peter Lancia Superintendent of Schools