It seems like a timely day to remind parents of the school district’s winter weather policy! If parents do not feel their children can travel safely to school, then don’t send your children to school. Schools will always be open for students, no matter what the weather or the temperature. However, regular instruction may be modified – in other words, don’t expect them to be doing anything too academic on a day like today!
Student safety is the first priority of School District No. 57. Parents/Guardians are responsible for their children’s safe travel to and from school. If, for any reason, a parent/guardian feels that a child cannot travel safely to school, then they should make other arrangements. Schools shall not be closed because of cold or inclement weather. On days when student attendance is reduced substantially because of cold or inclement weather condition or because travel is considered treacherous, regular scheduled instruction may be modified for those students who attend school. The decision to keep a student from home for the day because of winter weather conditions shall be made by the parent/guardian.
Click on the link to read the full policy 3541.35 – Winter Weather
Another important point: “Students shall not be expected to wait for a school bus for more than fifteen minutes past the scheduled pick-up time. If the bus has not arrived by that time, students should return to their homes or to another prearranged place of shelter.”