October 15, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians:
As we approach the winter season, I want to share the procedures for school closings or delays that may be caused by inclement weather or other emergencies. The decision to close school or alter the school day is done with much deliberation and input from law enforcement agencies, the weather bureau, the highway department and various key individuals located in our school district. Please understand that often the main roads and town roads have been cleared, but many county roads are not passable.
When possible, decisions about school delays due to inclement weather will be made no later than 6:00 a.m. It is possible that a school cancellation may follow a two-hour delay. If there is a two-hour delay, we will try to make the decision to cancel school before 9:00 a.m. You will be notified about decisions to alter the school day or cancel school through the School Messenger calling system. Please make sure our schools have an accurate telephone number so that you may receive these alert messages. The emergency weather information will also be posted on our website at www.duneland.k12.in.us and announced through the following media outlets:
- Radio: WAKE 1500 AM; Indiana 105.5 FM; WEFM 95.9 FM; WDSO 88.3 FM;WGN Radio 720; WBBM Newsradio 780
- TV Channels: 2, 5, 7, 9, 32, CLTV news.
- Websites: www.cancellations.com; www.emergencyclosingcenter.com
The following options will be considered during weather emergencies:
Option 1: All schools will be closed for the day.
Option 2: The start of the school day for our district will be delayed for two (2) hours.
Option 3: Schools will dismiss early.
Option 4: An inclement eLearning day will be held.
Although we consult with neighboring school districts, our team will always base our decision to conduct school on the weather conditions affecting our school district.
This information is being provided so that you may arrange for childcare in advance of any school delay or closing. Changes in our normal routines are disruptive but the safety of our children and employees will remain our priority. Thank you for your support.
Dr. Ginger Bolinger, Superintendent
Duneland School Corporation