Clearspring Middle School will be closed on Friday, January 20th due to a “direct threat.”
The following information was posted from Superintendent Shelley Amos on the Hanover School Division website:
“The Hanover School Division is committed to ensuring the safety of our students and staff. Essential to this commitment is open communication with parents/caregivers about safety issues when they arise.
Please be advised that Clearspring Middle School received a voice message today from an unknown caller issuing a direct threat to CMS for tomorrow. We take threats to schools or persons very seriously; therefore, staff immediately contacted the RCMP. Upon investigation, the RCMP determined the call was associated with a US telephone number. There are indications that this is not a legitimate threat, but this has not yet been confirmed. An active investigation by the RCMP is underway.
In an abundance of caution, Clearspring Middle School will not be open to students/staff tomorrow (Friday, Jan. 20). To ensure student learning continues, the school will transition to remote learning for the day. The school day will follow our existing cold-weather protocol:
Teachers will post assignments/activities/lessons onto Seesaw or Google Classroom as soon as possible in the morning.
Teachers will send a message to parents (or students, depending on the grade) letting them know how and what time(s) of the day they will be available online or via email to answer questions.
Teachers will attempt to connect virtually or via telephone with each student to check in and provide suggestions for work.
For our school emergency response plans to be effective, we depend on the cooperation and assistance of many people, including parents/caregivers. We appreciate your understanding and are grateful to the RCMP for their timely and effective response.
Please monitor your email for any further correspondence. We will send follow-up communication prior to the beginning of the next school week.”