Winter is coming, which means there will be days with ice and snow and dangerous driving conditions. Winter weather may cause school cancelations. Snow days may be fun for kids, but we understand that canceling classes is often a burden for parents/guardians. As always, we will only cancel school when conditions dictate that it is necessary to keep students safe.
When will cancellations be announced?
We will make every effort to inform parents/guardians as soon as possible when schools will be closed due to inclement weather. Our goal is to send these notifications before 9:30 p.m. the evening before the school closure, or between 5 and 6 a.m. on the day of the closure.
How will cancellations be announced?
Cancelations will always be shared first by email, phone and SMS message. If your contact information has changed recently, please make sure that you have informed your school. You can also update your contact preferences in our SchoolMessenger notification system. In order to receive our text messages, you must also opt-in on your phone by texting the word “YES” to 67587. You only need to do this one time and you may opt out in the future if you wish.
Email, phone and text will always be our top priorities for sharing urgent updates. Other ways of tracking information from us about events like snows days include, by order of importance:
- KSD and school websites
- KSD’s Facebook and Twitter accounts
- Local print and broadcast news outlets
Will there be two-hour delayed starts?
Depending on weather and road conditions, a decision may be made to delay the start of school by two hours rather than cancel classes.
Will there be AMI or make-up days?
We intend to avoid using Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) days during the 2022-2023 school year as much as possible. However, AMI days may be necessary depending on the number of snow days. Our goal is to limit at-home teaching and learning when school is canceled due to winter weather. We want snow days to be days off for students. Per the academic calendar, Feb. 20 and April 10 may be used as make-up days as needed.
Thank you for taking the time to review our snow day procedures. Please contact your school if you have any questions.