Oxford Public Schools are closed Monday due to the potential effects of Hurricane Sandy.
Paula Guillet, chair of the Board of Education, confirmed the closure to Oxford Patch Sunday.
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Superintendent Tim Connellan put out this information to parents at the end of last week:
Dear Parents, Guardians, Faculty and Staff,
As you all know we are facing the possibility of a significant storm reaching us early next week. I am writing to update you regarding school cancellation, delay or early dismissal information in view of the very real possibility that we may need to implement these procedures.
Our primary vehicles for disseminating information regarding school closings, delays or early dismissals are the local media outlets. School delay and closing information will be broadcast between 5:00 and 5:30 a.m. at the latest on the following:
WTNH Channel 8, www.wtnh.com, WVIT Channel 30, www.nbcconnecticut.com , WFSB 3, www.wfsb.com, WDRC 102.9 FM, WKCI 101.3 FM, STAR 99.9 FM, WEBE 107.9 FM, WICC 600 AM and WATR 1320 AM (Editor's Note: I might also add that Oxford Patch will update this information via breaking news alerts that can be sent to your email, as well via notes on our as social networking sites - Facebook and Twitter - as soon as possible.)
Early dismissal will be broadcast between 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on those same stations.
The decisions regarding delays, dismissals or closings also will be posted on the District website www.oxfordpublicschools.org and logged on to www.ctweather.com which allows a customized message but is only accessible as a web-based service with no call in option and therefore may be less available during a power outage. The majority of these media outlets provide a free service so that individuals can sign up to receive notifications via text message or email. I urge you all to take advantage of at least one of these services offered by the media outlets as these are more likely to continue to be available during any extended power outage.
Timothy F. Connellan, Superintendent
Oxford Public Schools