Emergency School Closings
We recognize that families rely on us to keep our schools open, providing that it is safe to do so. Emergency notification information can be found on our website. In the event of a school closing (e.g., due to inclement weather), we will notify guardians in a number of ways: a website alert; e-Notice; text notification, automated phone call; and TV/Radio announcements through the Emergency School Closing Center. You may sign up to receive notifications from the Emergency School Closing Center.
Please do not call the school offices. Phoning the school results in busy phone lines and prevents emergency calls from getting into or out of our school offices.
Late Arrival Days
District 103 implements scheduled Late Arrival Day(s) during the school year for teacher professional development and weather related delays. Four late arrival days were established for professional development. The late arrival procedures are also implemented on nonscheduled (e.g., weather related) days when there is clear evidence that students can be transported to school safely 90 minutes later than the usual school starting time. The late arrival procedures provide the flexibility to begin school 90 minutes later than usual during weather-related conditions, allowing time for roads to be cleared and temperatures to rise. This procedure eliminates a situation in which severe weather during the early morning previously led to a decision to close schools for an entire day.