Emergency Closures & Delays
There are times when an emergency, such as severe weather conditions, heating or water problems, or a power failure may require closing one or all of the District schools. These decisions are never made lightly, and are the result of much discussion between various departments, including transportation, district personnel, and the superintendent.
School closings, delayed start and early dismissal due to inclement weather, or other emergencies, will be posted on this website, communicated to district parents/guardians via Blackboard or School Messenger, and reported to the Emergency Closing Center which broadcasts the information to local Chicago media outlets. Families will only receive notice if schools are closed, starting late or dismissing early. Keeping your contact information up to date is essential for receiving automated emergency messages. Please contact your child’s school if there is a change to contact information.
In addition, parents are advised to listen to their radio or check television stations for school closing information on days when closings might occur. You may also check the Emergency Closing Center website at www.emergencyclosings.com.
When the school district is closed due to weather related issues it includes those who attend parochial schools and out of district facilities. The premise being that if we feel it is dangerous to transport students in district, it would also be too dangerous to transport students outside of the district. All private facilities know this and do not ever penalize our students. They consider it an excused absence.
- Extreme Weather Criteria for Altering/Closing School
- Athletic Extreme Heat Procedures
- Criteria for Outdoor Recess in Cold Weather
- What is Delayed Start?
- What is Early Dismissal?
- School Arrival, Dismissal, & Bell Schedules