With everything that came our ways, Wednesday, we still had school.
Right or wrong, this was simply a series of tough calls from our administration.
Originally, we received the message that school was to be in session. That's when I got up, got ready for school, and drove across town. By the time I made it to school, the news reported that, in a late decision, the middle schools and high school were cancelled. By that time, of course, buses were arriving at the elementary schools (Joplin elementary schools begins earlier in the day than surrounding districts, so buses were loaded before the brunt of the storm was realized.). Parents were given then choice of taking their children back home or leaving them with us for the day. Attendance was not affected by the decision to keep kids at home.
That also meant that we had smaller classes, but that didn't stop us from having a semi-normal school day. In addition to Math, Reading, and Writing, we entertained ourselves by a little bit of cleaning around the room.
I will send home reminders of our schedule, on Monday.