Monday, February 15, 2010

Help Fairfax County Public Schools Dig Out Today!!

The following request came from Fairfax County Schools and Volunteer Fairfax. Although schools are closed for students, all the adults are working hard to make it safe for the kids to return to school. If you can help out from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 2/15, grab your shovel and head over to your local school. Thanks! Cathleen

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is calling for volunteers to help clear sidewalks, walking paths, fire hydrants, and bus stop locations, as part of the school system's efforts to re-open schools as soon as possible. Schools will be closed Monday, February 15, but hope to re-open on Tuesday. When schools do re-open, road and sidewalk conditions will remain less than ideal and the school system is worried about the safety of its students and staff. Considering the extraordinary circumstances created by the recent winter weather, FCPS and Volunteer Fairfax are asking community members to join in an extraordinary effort to help with student safety.

On Monday, while schools are closed for students, school staff members will be in their buildings preparing for the return of students. FCPS and Volunteer Fairfax are asking that volunteers report to the school in their neighborhood anytime between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., with shovels or other snow-clearing tools. Someone in the school will give directions on what sidewalks, walking paths, and bus stops need to be cleared based upon those most used by students. Fire hydrants will also need to be cleared.