School Closing

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

  •  Local radio stations: WGN 720, WBBM 780

  •  Local television stations: Channels 2, 5, 7, 9 (WGN), 32 (FOX), & CLTV

General Guidelines

  •  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.