Sunday’s snow smattering delays school openings

WILTON - Just one week after the effects of a pesky nor’easter forced school buildings to close for the day, the district enforced a two-hour delay for all of it’s schools on Monday, Feb. 8 following another serving of snow one day prior.

Due to Sunday’s snowfall, the district took extra precaution to reassure all of its grounds were prepped for travel to and from each school building by students and staff. The delayed openings saw the Cider Mill School open at 9:40 a.m, both Middlebrook Middle School and Wilton High School open at 10:20 a.m. and the Miller-Driscoll School open at 11:05 a.m.

According to the National Weather Service, Wilton may very well see on-and-off snow showers throughout the rest of this week with a possibility for multiple days of snowfall next week. According to the school district’s website, any delayed opening that would cause schools to remain closed for more than two hours would result in a remote learning day. With remote learning becoming a focus since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wilton Schools implemented the change, however, the district was adamant that variables may arise and they will continue to look to better their system each and every time.

“Since this is a new opportunity and weather conditions can vary even in a relatively small geographic area, our intention is to experiment with remote learning on an inclement weather day, gather feedback from students, teachers, and families, assess the effectiveness of the day and then adjust as necessary,” the district wrote on its website.