Information regarding school closings or schedule changes due to extreme weather or an emergency situation will be posted on the front page of the district website, as well as on Facebook and Twitter as soon as a decision is made. Typically, a decision to close school is not made until 5:00 a.m. on the morning in question, although there are times that a decision can be made the evening before.
On days that the district is closed or dismisses early, SchoolMessenger, the district’s broadcast telephone and text messaging system, will contact all district families to announce a closing or early dismissal. Evening events and activities are typically canceled as well unless otherwise noted on the District website or in the closing announcement. This includes Cougar Care (Before & After Care) at each school; they will not be in session any time the district is closed or dismisses early.
IMPORTANT: The successful delivery of information is dependent upon accurate contact information obtained from school records. If your household and/or emergency contact information changes, please let your school secretary or registrar know as soon as possible.
In addition, parents can find accurate information about district school closings on the following radio and television stations:
What can parents do to help their students and schools prepare?
- Review the information you have listed as emergency contacts and make sure that the numbers are updated.
- Make plans ahead of time and communicate them with your child(ren) so they understand what to expect during an early school dismissal due to inclement weather.
- Understand that school closings are for the safety of children throughout the district. While the condition of your neighborhood streets may be fine, other areas of the district may be experiencing harsher weather.