Emergency School Closing
Emergency Closing Procedures
It never seems soon enough to communicate our plan concerning inclement weather or a school building heating or power emergency. Should the need arise, school closing will be communicated in a variety of ways:
Parents will receive a Skylert alert and closing information will be posted on our website, Facebook page, and Twitter.
Closing information is on www.emergencyclosings.com.
Local radio stations: WGN 720, WBBM 780
Local television stations: Channels 2, 5, 7, 9 (WGN), 32 (FOX), & CLTV
We review wind chill chart from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
If the air temperature reaches -10°, we will strongly consider closing school.
If a sustained wind chill of between -25° and -30° is forecast, we will strongly consider closing school.
We will generally make a decision and communicate with parents between 5:30 and 6:00 a.m.
If possible, a status update will be provided to parents the evening before.
If schools are closed, all school-related activities are cancelled.