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How to Find Out if it's a Snow Day

General News, District News
SD72 school buses sit in a parking lot with snow piled up to each buses' wheel well.

While we try to keep schools open on every instructional day, there may be occasions when schools must temporarily close due to extreme weather, particularly heavy snowfalls. Our default is always to try to keep schools open, if possible, except for when our school buses may not be able to safely run and there are serious safety risks for students travelling to and from school.

Parents, students and school district staff will be informed when schools are closed because of weather through the school district's website, their school website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and by notifying the local media by 7:00 a.m. – at the latest. Those who have downloaded and enabled notifications from the district's parent portal app, will get a notice to their cell phone as soon as the message is posted to our websites.

If there is no announcement on the school website/social media, listen to one of the local radio stations:

  • 99.7 FM - The River
  • 97.3 FM - The Eagle
  • 98.9 FM - The Jet

No announcements by 7:00 a.m. indicates schools are open and operating as usual.

Even if schools are open, we respect and support parents if you feel that it is unsafe to send your child to school or wish to pick-up your child early due to potentially unsafe weather conditions. We just ask that you report your child's absence through the school's attendance line if you choose to keep your child home.

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