Our district weather team watches the weather very closely during the winter months. When weather is forecast to cause any issues that might impact the safety of our students arriving at school, we are actively assessing the situation. We strive to make a decision on any delay or cancellation before 5:30 a.m. Once a decision is made about a closure or delayed start time, this information is posted on our website, broadcast on local media stations and sent to parents using our districtwide automated call system. This system will send each parent in our database a call. If your contact information has changed, please call your child’s school office to inform them of the changes.
For weather events, members of our weather team drive the roads in different parts of our school district to assess driving conditions. We get regular updates from Alexander County Emergency Services, the National Weather Service, and NC Highway Patrol. Additionally, we are in conversation with other superintendents in neighboring school districts to compare reports.
Our goal is to make the best call possible given the information we have been given. We may operate with limited bus routes when the situation allows. If there is ever a time that we hold school / school events and you do not feel it is in the best interest of your child to attend based on your assessment of the weather, please know that it is always your choice to keep your child at home. Please communicate with the school office if you make this decision.