Winter Weather Closing Guide

When severe weather conditions occur, the safety and well-being of students and staff are our priority. Decisions on school cancellations, late starts and early dismissals are always given careful consideration.

Decision: Before making a decision to close school, the staff monitors the forecast to make the best decision for students, staff and families.

When it is necessary to cancel school or have a late start, the decision is usually made by 5:30 a.m. The school tries to avoid late starts and early dismissals because of the issues created for many of our families.

Notification: We are committed to keeping families informed of school closings through a variety of communication channels. Information about school closings will be communicated through Emergency Alert (Educate), email, our website, and posted on television stations 4, 5, 9, and 11.

Snow Day

A snow day is a closing due to heavy snow, ice or dangerous road conditions.

On a snow day, typically all school-sponsored activities during the day and evening will also be canceled. If school is in session and the snow is expected to worsen and make driving dangerous during the day, an early dismissal may be warranted.

Families will be notified as soon as possible through the various channels listed above.

Cold Day

A cold day is a closing due to extreme cold temperature or dangerously low wind chill and/or wind speed.

On a cold day, typically most school-sponsored activities during the day and evening will also be canceled. Some programs and classes may remain open. The forecast will be closely monitored the day before a potential cold day. District leaders will evaluate the forecast for the geography of our district.

Families will be notified as soon as possible through various channels listed above.

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