Friday, May 12, 2017

River Ridge Middle/High Schools Bell Times Update

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (May 12, 2017) – Pasco County Schools and Pasco County Emergency Management staff decided today to continue the late start time for River Ridge Middle and High schools on Monday, May 15.

The decision was based on conditions this morning and uncertainty about whether rain this weekend will impact smoke. District leaders and the county emergency operations staff have scheduled a conference call on Monday morning to determine whether it will be safe to resume the regular bell schedule starting Tuesday. The district will communicate updated information to parents and members of the media on Monday.

“We hope we will be able to resume the regular schedule beginning on Tuesday, but the weather forecast will dictate what we do moving forward,” said Superintendent of Schools Kurt Browning.

River Ridge Middle and River Ridge High schools have operated on a 10:45 a.m. to 5:10 p.m. schedule since Tuesday, after the schools were forced to close Monday when heavy smoke from the Starkey Park wildfire permeated classrooms Monday morning.