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School Closure Information

We have recently updated our snow day protocols and established protocols for a delayed start to the school day. These changes will be implemented beginning March 1, 2023. 

School Closing/Snow Day

If there is inclement weather, the District will decide to close school by 5:15 a.m., based on the conditions at 5:00 a.m.. Parents will be notified by 6:00 a.m. if there is a snow day or delayed start. 

If weather conditions improve and there are scheduled athletic events or high school athletic practices, the District will notify coaches, players, and staff as to whether these activities will be held by 12:00 pm. All other activities are canceled if school is closed. 

After School Activities

If school is in-session, but weather conditions worsen throughout the day, the District may cancel after school activities. The cancellation of all after school activities for inclement weather is a district-wide decision. The District will evaluate which activities are scheduled and assess the current and anticipated road conditions. The District will notify staff, students, and families of after school activity cancellations by 1:00 pm..

Two-Hour Delay

A two-hour delay will be used when the road conditions are not suitable for travel at 5:00 a.m., but are expected to improve throughout the day. The District will decide to call a delayed start by 5:15 a.m.. This will allow snow plows additional time to clear the roads. On a two-hour delayed schedule, buses will begin their routes two hours late, and all classes will begin two hours late. 

Schools will operate on a modified schedule. Start times will simply be pushed back by two hours. Students will have breakfast and lunch. Students will be dismissed at the regular time

In the event that the District has a two-hour delay and the road conditions do not improve, the District may decide to close schools for the day. The District will make this decision by 7:30 a.m. based on the conditions at 7:15 a.m..


All families will be notified of a school closing through the district messaging system, media outlets, and social media as soon as possible. 
Please be sure that your contact information is current by checking in with the secretaries at your child's school so that in the event of school closures, Garfield 16 is able to contact you. 
Alternatively, you can login to your Infinite Campus account to ensure your contact information is correct.