Delays & Closings
Planning for Inclement Weather
Winter weather is upon us and with it comes the possibility of school closings and delays due to natural elements, hazardous road conditions, or power outages. Student, parent, and staff safety is the most important consideration when inclement weather calls are made.
How are notifications made?
Parents are notified by the SchoolMessenger notification program - by text, phone call, and/or email. If your phone number or email address has changed, be sure to let your child's school know. Contact information for each building is here.
If a notice is not posted in those locations, school is on as scheduled.
When our schools are delayed or closed, unless there is a level 3 snow emergency or other extenuating circumstances, Extended Day will be open beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the Route 28 location only,
How is a decision made to delay or cancel school for inclement weather?
There are many different factors that go into making the call for a delay or closing. Very early in the morning, a team of administrators investigates and monitors the weather, temperature, wind chill, and road conditions. These observations begin as early 4:00 a.m. The team drives the roads in our district, stays in contact with neighboring districts, and researches information from the National Weather Service. It is important to note that our district covers 31 square miles and weather patterns may be different depending on where you live. (Your neighborhood roads may be fine, but there may be other neighborhood roads that are not safe.) Our Transportation Team also plays a very important part in the decision to delay or close school. Since our first buses leave the lot at around 6:15 a.m., we try to make the decision as early as possible, typically by 5:30 or 5:45 a.m., but each weather circumstance is unique. Our goal is to notify parents as soon as possible so they can begin to make alternate plans.