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Accelerated Dismissal - March 7, 2018

posted Mar 7, 2018, 7:06 AM by Tom Reeve   [ updated Mar 7, 2018, 7:06 AM ]

Current weather forecasts call for light snow to fall today with an increase in intensity expected to begin around 3PM. In order to provide the safest road conditions possible during the afternoon dismissal time, the Holliston Public Schools will be executing an ACCELERATED DISMISSAL today, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. This technique is employed to account for the additional time that our school buses may require to safely complete their runs and, at the same time, ensure that our last school to dismiss (Placentino) will be able to dismiss roughly on time. Specific dismissal times for today will be as follows:

  • Robert Adams Middle School will dismiss one-hour early at 12:53 PM.
  • Holliston High School will dismiss one-hour early at 1:03PM
  • Miller Elementary School will dismiss 30 minutes early at 2:00PM*
  • Placentino Elementary School will dismiss 15 minutes early at 3:00PM*

*Please note: Bus dismissal times are approximate based on the time it takes for the buses to complete their prior runs.

All afternoon and evening events are CANCELLED for Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

As we turn our attention to Thursday, March 8th, the timing of the storm’s exit may also pose challenges. As a reminder, we sometimes call a “Delayed Opening” where the start of school is delayed by a fixed period of time, between 1-3 hours, as dictated by current conditions. This decision will also be made no later than 5:30AM on Thursday morning and communicated via our website, the Holliston Public Schools Facebook page, HCAT and Channels 4, 5, 7, and 25, if changes to our normal operating hours are necessary.

Reminder, we will NOT be checking for bus passes on our High School and Middle School bus runs on both Wednesday and Thursday. I encourage parents of high school students who are concerned about having their inexperienced driver(s) on the road during this weather event to take advantage of this opportunity.


Bradford L. Jackson, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools