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Inclement Weather Procedures for 2020-2021

Learn from Home - Beginning January 25

In an effort to maximize student instructional time, the district is making changes to the traditional snow day beginning January 25 through the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. The change will be moving to e-learning or a “learn from home” day utilizing our distance learning model in the event of an inclement weather day. Students will be required to follow their classroom instruction for learning at home. In the event of a two-hour delay, AM preschool will transition to e-learning, PM preschool will be in-person. 

WSD3 will:
  • Make inclement weather decision(s) based on staff and students’ safety.
  • Make the decision as to whether we will have in-person learning at school or learn from home, and announce no later than 5:00 A.M. by notifying local media.
Two Hour Late Start
  • If an emergency closing is declared by the superintendent for part of the day ONLY, a two-hour late start may be used

  • Whenever feasible, a two-hour late start will be announced by 5:30 A.M. through the same channels as a school closure.

  • These channels include television, radio, social media, and the district’s website. When district officials announce a two-hour late start, all start times, bus pickup times and other standard schedules will be moved back by two hours. 

WSD3 may use a two-hour late start as an option between closing schools or starting at the normal times. A two-hour late start may be used when a storm is passing or when additional time may be needed to prepare for students and staff arriving at their schools. Two-hour late starts will be announced by 5:30 a.m. through the same channels as a school closure. These channels include television, radio, social media, and the district's website.

When district officials announce a two-hour late start, all start times, bus pickup times, and other standard schedules will be moved back by two hours. Morning kindergarten and morning pre-school will be canceled for that day or transitioned to an e-learning or "learn from home" day.  Certified kindergarten and pre-school staff are to report with the rest of the instructional staff.

Inclement Weather Alerts