School Closing Information

Information on Emergency School Closings, Delayed Starts, Early Dismissals
The most typical reasons for closing school, delaying the start of school, or shortening the school day are related to snow and cold. Students must be able to safely arrive at school, whether by bus, car, or walking. The amount of snow, temperature, wind chill and passable roads are among the many factors considered. The choice to cancel school is never easy or taken lightly.

Parents always have the right to excuse their child from school if they feel conditions are unsafe. If you choose to keep your child at home, please call the attendance line to report the absence; it will be an excused absence for the day. Students who stay home on severe weather days will be responsible for checking teacher websites and/or referring to class syllabi for class assignments and due dates.

How the Community is Notified:
An announcement of a school closing or a delayed start is usually posted by 6:00 a.m. The community is notified via:

  • Twin Cities television stations.
  • Information posted on the district website - www.isd12.org.
  • By calling the District Office at 763 792 6000 and school office phones.
  • An "alert notification" will be sent to families by telephone and e-mail through the District's SchoolMessenger communication system. A message will be sent to your home phone, cell phone, work phone, and e-mail address, based upon information provided by each family.
  • Notification will also show up on the Centennial app (select "Notifications" on the home screen).

 

Updated November 13, 2018

 

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