Notice of School Cancellation or Late Start/Early Dismissal
On school days when inclement weather or other conditions outside of the district’s control necessitates the closing of school, delayed start to the schedule school day, or early release prior to the normally scheduled end of the school day, please listen to the following radio and/or TV stations for notices of such closings or delays:
- Radio: AM 620 and 940; FM 94, 104.5, 106.5 and 107.3 and
- Television: WTMJ- TV4; WITI-TV6; WISN-TV12; WMTV-TV15 and WKOW-TV27.
If school is delayed for a specified period of time (two hours for example) the start times for each school will be delayed for that same period of time. For example, if we are operating on a two hour delay the start time for Palmyra-Eagle High School and Middle School would move from 7:40 AM to 9:40 AM. The school day at Eagle Elementary and Palmyra Elementary would be adjusted from 7:55 AM to 9:55 AM accordingly. The school day would then end as normally scheduled unless conditions warranted an early dismissal. When school is delayed there will typically be no morning four-year-old kindergarten classes or morning Early Childhood programming.
Similarly, a two hour delay will also impact bus pick-up times in the same manner. If, for example, the normal bus pick up time is 6:25 AM the anticipated pick up time will be approximately 8:25 AM. When a late start is determined parents of non-bus riders should also adjust their schedules accordingly. For example, with a two hour delay students should not be dropped off or arrive to school earlier than 9:30 AM at the High School and Middle School and no earlier than 9:45 AM at the elementary buildings.
Once school has started the rest of the day will go on as usual including evening activities. The only exception to this is the district food service program. Specifically, there will be no breakfast served on such days at the middle or high school, but lunch will be provided according to the regular schedules for each school.
As always, should school still be in session and you believe that conditions are such that you prefer to keep your child(ren) at home please simply call your child(ren)’s school office to notify them of your decision. Also, should conditions worsen during the school day and you prefer to pick your child(ren) up at school prior to the normal dismissal time (or early release if scheduled) please contact the school office and let them know of your decision. Your child(ren) will be contacted and arrangements made for you to pick them up upon request.
In the event school is dismissed earlier than normally scheduled please be sure to have a plan in place and that your child(ren) and school offices are aware of such plans. We wish for your child(ren) to be safe and to know where to go and with whom should school let out earlier than normal.