The 30-30 Rule ( Delayed Dismissal Weather )

30-30 Rule ( OCPS weather)

The District’s Delayed Dismissal Weather procedures require that the nationally recognized “30/30 Rule” be enacted by the school if thunder is heard within 30 seconds of a lightning strike. Students will not be dismissed until 30 minutes has passed from the last sound of thunder. However, parents/guardians who wish to pick up their child/children during delayed dismissal, will be allowed to sign out their child/children at the front office. Car riders, walkers and bike rider’s parents/guardians should bring your “yellow/blue” dismissal tag to the front door of the school in order to sign your child/children out. If you do not have a “yellow/blue” dismissal tag, you will need to provide a picture ID and be on the school pick-up list in order to pick-up the child/children. Bus riders will be transported home when conditions are all safe for dismissal. Parents/guardians of bus riders may pick your child/children up using the “yellow/blue” dismissal tag or your picture ID.

A “Connect Orange” automated telephone message will be used to notify parents/guardians about delayed dismissals.