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Winter Weather Information
Winter Weather Information
Lois Persons
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Now that winter weather has arrived, here is the information regarding our process for determining whether school is cancelled or if the buses will be running late.   Our procedure for the decision is based on the following:

  • Information regarding the road from the MN Department of Transportation.

  • The amount of snow and ice that has accumulated or the amount we could possibly get based on weather forecasts from the National Weather Service.

  • The temperature according to the National Weather Service forecasts.

  • The decision of whether or not our school closes or remains open is not based on what other schools in the area are doing.  

  • The decision of closing school will typically occur before 5:45 a.m. to ensure sufficient notice to families and employees.

  • An alert will be sent to all student contacts that are listed in your Campus portal.

  • The notice of school closings will be given to TV stations: CBS Channel 3, KBJR Channel 6, and WDIO/WIRT Channel 10 & 13,  

  • The notice of school closings will be given to radio stations: Midwest Communications (93.9FM, 99.9FM, 650AM), WEBC 560AM, KKCB 105.1FM, KOZY 1320AM, and KMFY 96.9FM

  • Notices will also be posted on Facebook and the school website.

  • If there is a delay in school, Preschool will not be in session. 

  • If school is cancelled or released early due to inclement weather, all evening activities will be cancelled.

If school is open, and parents choose not to send their children to school due to weather, the absence will be excused and assignments will be able to be made up.  The decision to send your child to school during extreme weather conditions is one every parent must make. We make the decision after careful consideration because the students’ safety and well-being is a high priority for us.  Also, if your child drives to school, please consider having them ride the bus during inclement weather. Remember to contact Jessica Larson, Transportation Director directly at 763-286-6835 for all transportation changes.

Outside recess will occur each day as long as the temperature doesn’t fall below -10 degrees with the wind chill.  All children need to be dressed appropriately for outdoor play. Their winter gear should include: hat, mittens, winter coat, snow pants, and snow boots. They might be able to go out without snow pants depending on the temperature, but having snow pants will ensure the students stay warm and dry.  If a child comes to school without appropriate winter gear, they might not be able to play outside. Please help us to keep recess enjoyable by sending your child to school dressed for winter. 

If you have questions or concerns, please contact me at rvillebrun@isd698.org or 218-476-2285 ext. 70102.

Sincerely,

Dr. Rae Villebrun

Superintendent/Principal

Floodwood School: Preparing all students to succeed.