Weather

How do we determine if we have school or not?

Superintendent Burnett works closely with our Transportation Department. He keeps a close eye on the forecast like the rest of you. Major snowstorms are a little easier to predict as far as having a delay or a cancellation. Drifting snow, freezing rain, fog, and black ice are the tough ones because they can be patchy and can change rather quickly – most of the time for the worse. If the weather is deteriorating in the evening, we’re inclined to call a two hour delay that night as it allows us more time the next morning to assess the situation. We try to have a determination by 8:45 a.m. on the days that we have two hour delays as to if we will cancel for the rest of the day. Deciding to cancel school is a big responsibility as we have over 700 students that come to school on a daily basis. We will do our best to keep your children safe.  In the event of severely inclement weather or mechanical breakdown, school may be closed or starting time delayed. The same conditions may also necessitate early dismissal.  Extreme temperature and humidity may necessitate dismissing school early. If extreme temperature and humidity are predicted and an early dismissal is made, dismissal will be scheduled as soon as possible. 

In the event of an early closing or cancellation, there will be no school-sponsored activities. School closing, delayed starting times, or early dismissal will be announced over our School Messaging service for parents enrolled within the District, media outlets, and online notifications. 

Media

Announcements will be reported to KCRG and KWQC television stations.

Announcements will also be tweeted out on the District's Twitter Page @WiltonCSD and retweeted on the Schools Twitter Pages @WiltonElem & @WiltonJrSrHigh

Online Notifications

To receive weather related cancellations or delays via e-mail and/or text message please sign up for a free account using Iowa School Alerts.

Announcements will also be posted on District Website.

 

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