As colder weather approaches, now is a good time to remind families and staff how we prepare for potential school closures that can result from snow, ice, or other severe weather events.
In the event of inclement weather, we will decide to close school based on a number of factors, including student safety, bus transportation, road conditions and wind chill temperature.
Our 2022-23 district calendar includes built-in emergency weather days (“snow days”). On a snow day, school will be closed, and students will not attend classes. Please note that we will not utilize at-home learning days (also called AMI days) unless all of our traditional snow days have been exhausted.
How We Communicate
When possible, the decision to close school is made by 10 p.m. the night before. However, if the decision cannot be made by 10 p.m., then a decision will be made between 5 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. the next morning.
We use the following tools to communicate school closures due to inclement weather:
Although unlikely, in the event that we use all of our built-in emergency weather days before spring arrives, students will participate in virtual learning from home using technology such as Zoom and Canvas. Virtual learning days are also known as Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) Days, and attendance will be taken, just like a regular in-person school day.
While we hope they will not be necessary, these virtual learning opportunities allow our students to continue to engage with teachers on days when it is unsafe to travel to and from school. They also benefit families by ensuring that the school year does not extend past Memorial Day.
We appreciate your partnership and support, and wish you a safe winter season!