Severe Weather and School Closings

While it is the intent of the District to offer a regular program of classes on every school day, as residents of Wisconsin, we recognize the need to make special preparations for the safety and welfare of students and staff when faced with severe weather conditions.

School Closure
The timing of the decision to close schools is influenced by the severity, intensity, and movement of the storm center or weather conditions.  A decision to close school will be made as early as possible.

Early Dismissal
As changing the end-of-the-day dismissal schedule causes issues related to transportation, parent pick-up, and student supervision, every effort will be made to follow the regular time schedule. However, on those rare occasions when maintaining the regular schedule might impact a safe return to home, school will be dismissed early.  It’s important to note that bus schedules are rarely changed during an early dismissal.  School personnel will supervise students in school if transportation or parent pick-up is delayed.

Communication of School Closure or Early Dismissal
In the event of school closure or early dismissal, an automated email and telephone call will be placed to all parents and staff.  Local television and radio stations will also be notified.  Information will be posted on the WAWM website, school websites, social media, and on school and District telephone messages.

RADIO STATIONS

WJMR.................. 98.3

TV STATIONS

WTMJ.................  620

WMYX...................99.1

46D / 1005 ...... WDJT CBS58

WOKY...............  920

WKKV..................100.7

33D / 1006 …....... WITI FOX6

WISN................. 1130

WLUM................ 102.1

28D / 1004 ............. TMJ4

WKTI….............. 94.5

HOG................... 102.9

34D / 1012 .........WISN-TV 12

WRIT.................. 95.7

WXSS................. 103.7

WKLH................ 96.5

WMIL.................. 106.1

WRNW.............. 97.3

WNRG................ 106.9

Planning Ahead
It is important to recognize that all eventualities cannot be planned for in emergency weather situations.  However, anticipating these events, helps lessen their impact and inconvenience.  

  • All telephone numbers and email addresses should be accurate on Skyward Family Access.  Parents are responsible for this information.  For assistance, contact the School Main Office.

  • In the event of early dismissal, determine where your child should report if you are not at home.  All emergency contact information should be listed on Skyward Family Access.  For assistance, contact the School Main Office.

  • Be reminded that that parents make personal decisions regarding those few winter days when school is in session and they feel it is in the best interest and safety of their child to remain at home.  To report an absence, contact the School Main Office.   

Beyond the School Day
In the event of school closure or early dismissal, schools and facilities are also closed for all activities beyond the school day.  This includes Recreation (e.g., Action 330, Action 300, Rec classes, Rec sports, etc.) and school activities (clubs, practices, and sporting events).