Inclement Weather Information

District Leadership staff watches the weather very closely in the winter months. When weather is forecasted to cause any issues that might impact the safety of our students arriving at school, we are actively assessing the situation. If closure is necessary we do our best to make this decision by 6:00 a.m. If we are able to determine school closings the night before, we will let you know as soon as the decision is made.
Inclement Weather PracticesSnow or Ice Events
Delaying or closing school is a complex decision, involving many factors, that is not made lightly. There are multiple implications so we work to ensure we are making the best decision possible based on the information we have available to us. The start time of school may be delayed or schools may be closed if conditions are considered to be dangerous.
Wind Chill Warning
For cold weather, the main factor is wind chill. If the wind chill is considered dangerous and a wind chill warning has been issued, we will likely close for the day or may consider a delayed start.
How we make the decision:
  • We review the predicted weather through various weather websites and local news outlets.
  • We look closely at the timing of the snow/ice event, how much precipitation is predicted, and how it will impact getting students to/from school.
  • We work closely with our contracted bus companies when making this decision. Our staff and/or bus drivers also go out and drive the roads to determine if they are safe and passable.
  • We also check with other superintendents in neighboring school districts to compare reports.
How You'll Be Notified

We will post the closing on our District Website. A red banner notification will appear above the rotating images at the top of the District homepage and each school homepage.

  • We will also post the closing on our District Facebook page, Twitter account, and District App.
  • We will use our electronic messaging system (Skylert) to call, email, and text families about the change in the school schedule. The type of notification you receive depends upon your selections in Family Access/Skyward
  • Local media will also be contacted.
Outdoor Recess
Please send your child or children to school with appropriate winter clothing to ensure they stay warm at recess. Plan on your child going out for recess when the temperature, including wind chill, is above zero degrees.
Other Important Information
  • On days when we have a delayed start time as a result of weather, there will be no AM 4K, and no morning early childhood classes and breakfast will not be served.
  • If there is a 2-hour delay, busses will run approximately 2 hours later than their normal times.
  • Finally, if there is ever a time that we hold school and you do not feel it is in the best interest of your child to attend based on your assessment of the weather, parents should call the school.
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