Weather Policy

Safety First

Canceling school is a complicated decision that affects students, staff and families. Our schools provide students with a safe environment to learn. Some students rely on the school district for breakfast and lunch. Canceling school may cause some families hardships related to finding childcare. Canceling school is an exception and we do everything possible to keep schools open.

The primary criteria we consider when making a decision include:

  • The safety and well-being of students and staff
  • Severity of the weather (extreme cold, flooding, snow etc.)
  • Timing of weather (overnight, weekend, etc.)
  • The ability for buses and cars to travel safely

We continually monitor the forecast from the National Weather Service, and the superintendent collaborates with numerous administrators in order to make the best decision for students, staff and families.

Notifying Families

In the event that school is canceled due to severe weather, Career Academy and Success Academy will make every attempt to notify families as soon as possible.

After-school and evening cancellation decisions affecting after-school activities, evening activities and field trips will be made by 11 a.m. that day.

We notify families via:

  • Automated phone calls
  • The Career Academy and Success Academy websites
  • Mass media (Local channels WNDU, WSBT, FOX, ABC 57)
  • Social media (Facebook, Instagram)

Parents can help by making sure their contact information, as well as emergency contact information, is regularly updated with their child’s school.

Scenarios

School is not canceled –  Families should assume that classes are in session unless otherwise notified.

Cancel after-school activities – When conditions become severe during the day, Career Academy or Success Academy may cancel after-school activities. Every effort will be made to have notifications out by 11 a.m.

  • All after-school field trips and after-school student activities and events will be canceled unless specifically stated.
  • Athletic events will be canceled unless specifically stated.

Cancel school – Career Academy and Success Academy may cancel school based on weather or travel conditions.

  • Cancellation is for all student classes K-12
  • All after-school field trips and after-school student activities and events will be canceled unless specifically stated
  • All student-based events sponsored by Career Academy or Success Academy or its schools will be canceled unless specifically stated
  • Before- and after-school child care will be canceled
  • Athletic events will be canceled unless specifically stated

Full closure of Career Academy and Success Academy buildings – In extreme conditions or due to large-scale damage, the superintendent may close all buildings and cancel all events at any time.