Emergency Closing Procedure
With winter quickly approaching, we wanted to explain our emergency closing procedure. If it is determined to close school due to weather or emergency situations, we will broadcast closings on the local radio stations and major television networks. The broadcast will be on television channels 21, 27 and 33 out of Youngstown, along with Clear Channel Radio stations. Every attempt will be made to have the closing on by 6:00 a.m., with telephone calls being made to every student’s home via our School Connects service.
In the event of extreme dense fog or poor early morning weather conditions, we may delay school for two hours. In this case, the starting times and transportation pick-up times are adjusted by two hours. The school day will end at the normal time. While you are planning child care for “snow days,” please plan for a two-hour delay should the need arise.
Two-Hour Delay Procedure
1.The superintendent, in conjunction with other school officials, will strive to make a decision by 6:00a.m. to either close or delay the opening of school and will announce it to the radio and television media as in the past.
2.When a two-hour delay announcement is made, continue to listen to the radio and television for updated information. If conditions deteriorate, a decision will be made to close school for the day by 7:30 a.m.
3.During a delayed-start situation, morning bus transportation will be delayed two hours from normal pick-up times. This will apply to all students including vocational and special needs students. Students are required to be at their bus stop five (5) minutes early even though buses could be running slow due to weather conditions. Please be sure to dress your children appropriately.
4.When school is delayed, it is important that you DO NOT send or drop off your children at school prior to the delayed start time. Building staff will not be available to supervise children before that time.
5.The lunch program will run as usual with some possible changes in serving times and/or menus.
6.School dismissal will remain at the normal time when school is delayed.
7.Scheduled co-curricular activities will be adjusted according to the district needs.
Once we are in school, we will almost never close early. We could possibly release buses 5-15 minutes early if the weather is bad to try and stay on schedule.
In determining to close school based on temperature, we will use the National Weather Service Wind Chill Chart.
If you feel the weather is too extreme for your child to attend, you may keep your child home. Please send a note with your child and he/she will be excused.