Superintendent: Two more snow days could mean a shorter February break

Superintendent Gary Cialfi posted a letter to parents and the community Wednesday afternoon, in preparation for the upcoming storm. Cialfi's letter explains the district may use a 2 1/2 hour delay for any upcoming storms.  Trumbull has almost reached its seven snow day limit and if schools are closed Thursday and Friday of this week, it could cut into next week's February vacation.

Below is the letter:

To All Staff, Parents, Guardians & Trumbull Community:

As you know, we have experienced weather related conditions that have caused Trumbull Public Schools to be either delayed or closed on several days this winter. Our 90 minute delayed opening of schools will, of course, continue to be used as a safety precaution whenever necessary. However, please be prepared for a 2 ½ hour delay to be used as a second option only when the 90 minute delay does not provide ample time for road conditions to be improved. Although this 2 ½ hour delay may be implemented as an option, a closing will always be announced if necessary.

Also, please note that if the storm forecasted for this Thursday, February 13, results in a closing, we will have used all of the 7 “snow” days that must be made up at the end of the school year. The Trumbull Board of Education 2013-14 calendar indicates that any “additional days will be taken from the February vacation”. A school closing this Friday, February 14, would require the Trumbull Public Schools to be open on Friday, February 21 which falls during the February vacation.

Thank you

Sincerely, Gary A. Cialfi, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools