WINDOW ROCK, ARIZONA — Sharon H. Singer, assistant superintendent of schools, announced the cancellation of school instruction on Tuesday, March 3, for all Navajo Head Start centers due to inclement weather conditions that continue to hamper parts of the Navajo Nation.
The closure marks day two of school closures for the program, classes were also cancelled on March 2 for the same reason.
The National Weather Service predicts a last round of snowfall to occur overnight on Monday, March 2. The weather system is the last in a long series of storm systems that will drop more snow in northern Arizona and northern New Mexico tonight and onto Tuesday. Snow is expected to accumulate several more inches Monday night to Tuesday night.
Assistant Superintendent Singer issued a memorandum March 2 announcing the closure.
“All Navajo Head Start regular-status and temporary-status employees will report to their respective work sites. In the event weather conditions prevent regular-status employees from reporting to work, they [need to] submit a leave slip using ‘annual leave,’” the memo states. “Temporary-status employees that are not able to report to work due to the weather will be designated ‘leave-without-pay.’”
“Thank you for your continued cooperation in keeping our children and staff safe,” Singer said.
For questions, contact the Central Administration Office of Navajo Head Start at 928-871-6902.