Winter is coming early this year!
The bad weather can be difficult for parents and the school system. To best prepare for the season, we will again share information regarding our District’s policy for closing or delaying school due to inclement weather. The Superintendent may close the school, dismiss students early or delay the opening of school in the event of hazardous weather.
When severe weather approaches, we typically begin monitoring roads and facilities at 4:00 am. Mr. Mike Von Gunten, Superintendent, and Mr. Milt Sayler, Transportation Director, work together to determine if a weather delay or closure is necessary. Typically delays or cancellations occur between 5:15 – 6:00 am. In some cases, a closure can occur the night before but most often a final decision is made in the early morning hours on the day of the closure or delay.
How does a district make the decision to delay or close? Road conditions, building and grounds conditions, air temperature and weather forecasts are all taken into consideration.
As a reminder, we must comply with minimum hours of instruction each year. The district may extend its school year if the school closes enough that it is approaches the minimum instructional hours of required time. Calamity make up days have been included on the District Calendar. You can see the calendar here.
In the event we alter a school day due to the weather, FLSD will post information on:
- District website: FirelandsSchools.org
- Twitter accounts: @FLSDSuper and @Falcon_Update
- The Firelands Falcons Facebook page
- School All-Call and/or district email
- Local media outlets
Please note that it is very important to submit your current email address and telephone number through the Oneview portal. Our database must be current in order for parent or guardian calls/emails to be initiated. If you need to update contact information please do so through the parent portal here.
Wishing our community a safe and enjoyable winter!