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Emergency Closing & Inclement Weather Procedures

Emergency Closing & Inclement Weather Procedures
 
White Settlement ISD is committed to providing a quality educational experience and safe learning environment for our students. We realize that school closings, early releases and delayed starts caused by inclement weather impact our families.

In the event that there is a possibility of inclement weather, school officials monitor the weather/road conditions throughout the day/evening, and they are in close contact with the National Weather Service, local emergency management personnel, and area school districts.

The following factors are considered when we make a decision that alters the normal school schedule:
  • Road conditions to determine whether buses/cars can safely travel
  • The existing accumulation of snow or ice
  • The rate and expected duration of precipitation
  • Parking lot and sidewalk conditions
  • Weather predictions

The safety of our families and staff will always be our top priority when we are faced with decisions about school closings due to weather. We will notify our families about any changes in the school day as quickly as possible; we encourage our families to utilize their neighbors, friends and family member to have backup plans in place. Please keep in mind that phone lines at the schools will be jammed on bad weather days, but we will always keep your children until we know that they will be safe.

In the event of an inclement weather or delayed school day, WSISD will use the districtwide phone/email system, website, and Facebook and Twitter to communicate information to parents and staff. Information will also be posted on the local television and radio stations. Several schools offer Remind 101 text notifications as well. It is imperative that families provide the schools with the most updated phone numbers and emails.

In the event of a delayed school day, the district will always have a two-hour delay rather than a 10 a.m. start time because we must stagger the bus routes. Buses will pick up students two hours from their normal pick up time. Unfortunately, several of the local television stations do not give districts the option to state that they are having a two-hour delay; the only option is to list a 10 a.m. start time. Breakfast will not be served on late arrival days. A.M. pre-kindergarten students may attend the afternoon session, 10:55 a.m. to 1:55 p.m.

Official information concerning a delayed opening or the cancellation of the school day is usually provided to the media no later than 6 a.m. of the school day

Radio Stations:
KRLD (1080 AM)
102.1 FM
KISS (106.1 FM)
WBAP (820 AM)
102.9 FM
92.5 FM
KLUV 98.7 FM
Lite FM 103.7
The Fan 105.3 FM
Jack 100.3 FM
Mega 107.5 FM
KLTY 94.9 FM
 
Television Stations:
KDFW (Channel 4)  click here
NBC5 (Channel 5)  click here
WFAA (Channel 8)  click here
KTVT (Channel 11)  click here
KTXA (Channel 21)  click here