With winter weather upon us, school closings and delays are on all of our minds. We realize that our decision to open or close schools, have a two-hour delay, or resort to an early release in bad weather has an impact on families. First and foremost, our goal is always to have students safe and in school to optimize student learning and achievement. We know that certain weather conditions cause us to evaluate forecasts, current weather conditions, certain road conditions and the status of our bus drivers and bus fleet.
Temperatures below freezing may not be a reason for a school closure as this depends on the bus fleet. Please make sure children have coats, hats and gloves ready in cases of very cold mornings. We will accept gently used coats at the buildings for those in need. Please contact your building principal to pick-up or drop off any.
Road conditions vary from the eastern side to the western side of our district. Be assured that we are driving the roads during the very early hours to make this determination.
We will communicate and provide timely information to you as we work to make a decision to close school. Please sign up for alerts from the district here
as well as your preferred TV station as those will be the first media outlets to be informed.
If you would like to better understand school closing details, please review the Q&A provided on this page. And as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.
Mary Kay Andrews, Superintendent