School Emergency Closing Information
Alloway Township School's Emergency Closing Number is 906.
Please refer to this number when checking local television and
School Closing Information
Dear Parents and Guardians:
Our district staff understands that the decision to open or
close schools in bad weather has a big effect on families. We also
understand that our students are better served - both academically
and socially - by being in school. But as always, our top priority
is the safety of our students.
HOW DO WE MAKE OUR DECISION?
Please understand that the decision to close or delay the
opening of school in bad weather is based on a careful analysis of
all relevant factors, such as:
- Information on road conditions: Careful consideration is given
to the most dangerous roads in the district. Even if your
road looks clear, travel elsewhere in the district may be
- Amount of snow and ice accumulated.
- Whether precipitation is continuing.
- Building conditions: Such as whether we have electricity and
- Parking lot conditions: Administrators talk to maintenance
& custodial staff members who are responsible for clearing
& treating school parking lots & sidewalks.
- Temperature and wind chill.
- Weather predictions: We prefer not making our decision based on
weather predictions, which are not always accurate. However,
sometimes this is unavoidable.
- What other school districts are doing: We also share
information with other local districts and check whether they are
opening or closing.
WHO MAKES THE DECISION?
The Superintendent of Schools is responsible for the final
decision, based on the above factors.
WHEN IS THE DECISION MADE?
The decision to close school is normally made by 5:00 a.m. or
earlier so we can notify radio and TV stations and send an
automated message to parents and guardians.
WILL WE CLOSE SCHOOL IF CONDITIONS WORSEN?
If weather conditions worsen, it is difficult to reverse our
decision in the morning without endangering students. Once the
decision is made to open the schools, many parents rely on it and
leave for work. If the students are then sent right back home many
will return to empty houses. If conditions get worse during the
school day, there may be a need to have an early dismissal, but
adequate notice to all parents will be given first.
Although the District does its absolute best in this process,
often no perfect decision exists. If you do not feel as though it
is safe for your child to attend school, use your best judgment on
whether he or she should attend.
Hopefully this explanation helps everyone understand the process
that the District uses to make the best possible decision.
School Closing Options
All Day Closing
7:53 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.
All evening and SACC activities will be canceled,unless
One Hour Delay
8:53 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.
Bus pickup times will be exactly one hour later.
Two Hour Delay
9:53 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.
Bus pickup times will be exactly two hours later.
Places to See/Hear Closing Announcements
The Blackboard Connect messaging system will contact
parents/guardians via a phone call or message and/or email.
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION IS
ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX
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