R ESPONSIBLE Accountable for choices, actions, and attitude
A MBITIOUS Motivated to set goals and achieve them
V IRTUOUS Honorable in words and actions
E NERGETIC Committed to school and community
S ELFLESS Concerned about the rights and feelings of others
WINTER IS APPROACHING – HELP US ALL BE SAFE ON THE ROADS
The winter season is again approaching. We are deeply concerned about the traveling public safety, especially when it concerns the safety of our young school students. The prospect for a successful and safe winter season is realistic if we all follow a few essential rules of winter safety as recommended by the Department of Transportation, some of which are as follows:
Keeping vehicle in good condition in accordance with the Pa. School Bus Driver’s Manual Pre-Trip inspection.
Keep windshields, driver’s side windows, passenger doors and mirrors completely clear always, inspect tires for tread wear and correct inflation, and use tire chains when acceptable.
Set a regular speed, and drive slower than posted speed limit or what you would normally drive in dry conditions, especially in inclement weather, also when driving on snow- or ice covered highways, judge the effect of traffic and temperature on road surface friction by noting whether other vehicles are skidding. Remember, bridges freeze before the road surface.
SLOW DOWN. Just because the posted speed limit is 40 mph doesn't mean you should drive that fast. Remember, the speed limit is an indication of maximum safe speed during optimal conditions.
When following a snowplow truck, stay back 200 feet.
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Throughout the past months the administration has been working on revising the Comprehensive Plan for the Octorara Area School District.
The administration invited the Chester County Intermediate Unit to perform a curriculum and technology audit to inform their work on the Comprehensive Plan. Additionally, the administration sent out a survey, listened to focus groups, and did work with teacher leaders to advance their work.
As this work advances, we will keep a link to current draft copies of the Comprehensive Plan and a link to the Chester County Intermediate Unit audit report for easy access.