Winter Weather 2021-2022

Preparing for Winter Weather!

As we prepare for normal winter weather conditions we are advised that shortages at ODOT may lead to additional concerns on state routes during the snowy season. Please allow for additional time on the roads as we all work through another cold winter.

Poor weather conditions 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.

Normal procedure for inclement weather conditions are as follows: Road and facility monitoring begins as early as 4:00 am.  The superintendent and transportation director work together to determine if a weather delay or closure is necessary. Road conditions, building and grounds conditions, air temperature and weather forecasts are all taken into consideration. Typically delays or cancellations are announced between 5:15 – 6:15 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.

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. If necessary, calamity make up days begin June 2nd. You can find these dates listed on the district calendar.

In the event we alter a school day due to the weather, FLSD will post information on:

It is important that children are dressed appropriately for the weather conditions. If you are in need of assistance securing winter items for your child please contact our social worker, Mrs. Watts at dwatts@firelandsschools.org.

Please note that it is very important to make sure that your current email address and telephone number is available through Final Forms.  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!