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.
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.
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.