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January 22, 2014


Important Message from Superintendent Karen Hall Regarding Cold Temperatures

Dear Parents and Guardians:

The National Weather Service report for Thursday, January 23, 2014 calls for very cold temperatures that will be made worse by the wind chill. Safety is always a top priority at Maplewood Richmond Heights. We understand it’s a top priority for you, as well.

As a school district, we believe it is important to continue to provide classroom instruction even when it is very cold outside. All MRH schools plan to be open on Thursday, January 23, but we will continue to monitor the situation and alert you to any changes.

Tips for Preparing Children for Cold Weather
It is important that we work together to make sure students are prepared to go to school in cold weather. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • We encourage you to remind children to dress warmly including gloves, hats, scarves and appropriate footwear.
  • If your child walks to school, we suggest you try to make arrangements for the child to be driven to school. In some neighborhoods, parents form emergency carpools.
  • If your child is a bus rider, we encourage you to wait with your child in a car until the bus comes.

Again, we will continue to monitor the weather in case we need to make any adjustments. Please continue to visit our website for further updates and information.


Karen I. Hall

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.