Inclement Weather Procedure

In the event of inclement weather or other situation that requires school to be cancelled for the day or school to be dismissed early, an announcement will be made as soon as the decision is made by District Administration. Here are some important details to remember:

 

  1. Our students’ safety is always the top priority when making the decision.
  2. Every attempt will be made to call school at the earliest possible time.
  3. Check the district web site for any cancellations or early dismissals. An alert will be posted prominently on the District Home page.  Make sure to “refresh” your browser periodically in case new information has been released. Information will also be sent over e-mail and text message through the free Edline notification system.
  4. School closings and dismissals will also be available on local television stations, both on air and on their respective web sites.
  5. If elementary students are picked up and school is cancelled en route, the children will be taken to their school and parents will be contacted.
  6. Please make sure that you have a plan in place in the event school is dismissed early. This should be on file in the school office.
  7. The normal procedure for early dismissal is that the high schools are dismissed first. Student drivers are the first to leave, followed by the high and middle school buses. The early starting elementary schools (Rockport, Simpson, Sherwood, Seckman, Antonia Middle, as well as Ridgewood Middle) are then dismissed. The late starting elementary schools (Lone Dell, Fox, Antonia, Hodge, Hamrick, Guffey, Meramec) to end the dismissal. Please be cognizant that the travel time home will vary due to road conditions.
  8. In the event of inclement weather, please have your child consider riding the bus. They can leave their cars at school, if they feel more comfortable.