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Inclement Weather Notifications

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 and staff are notified BY TEXT ONLY by the SchoolMessenger notification program.  If your phone number or email address has changed, refer to the directions below to update your information. 

Closings and delays are also communicated on television, radio, the district website, the district's Facebook page, and the district's Twitter feed.

If a notice is not posted in those locations, school is on as scheduled.

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. Members of the team drive the roads in our district, stay in contact with neighboring districts, and research information from the National Weather Service. Our Transportation Team also plays a very important part in the decision to delay or close school. 

The decision to delay or close is typically made by 5:00 a.m. and typically parents and staff are notified by 5:30 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. 

How can I update my phone number?

Please follow the steps below to ensure the district has your up-to-date contact information to receive weather related texts and other important school messages. Updates made after 8 p.m. may take an extra 24 hours to become active.

  • Access ProgressBook by clicking here and log in.
  • Click Student Contacts on the left-hand side. 

  • Click Edit on the TEXT Contact, add up to two phone numbers that can receive text messages. Click Save.

  • Click Edit on the ALL Call Contact, add up to two phone numbers that can receive phone messages. Click Save.

  • Click Edit on the EMAIL Contact, add your email address, choose Primary as the type, click Save. If adding a second email, choose Alternate as the email type. Click Save. Limit two emails in the EMAIL contact.