Winter Weather :: Information about Robbinsdale Area Schools cancellations

Winter Weather :: Information about Robbinsdale Area Schools cancellations
Posted on 11/17/2016

Winter is coming. Are you ready?

While there isn't any snow on the ground yet, winter weather is just around the corner.

Information about Robbinsdale Area Schools cancellations will be communicated to families using messenger calls and email; announced on the district website; posted on our social media sites (Facebook and Twitter); and shared with the media (T.V., newspaper and radio).

The district's winter closing guidelines: here
http://rdale.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=403642

When severe weather conditions occur, the safety and well-being of students and staff are our priority. Decisions on school cancellations, late starts and early dismissals are always given careful consideration.

Decision: Before making a decision to close school, the superintendent consults with key staff and monitors the forecast to make the best decision for students, staff and families.

When it is necessary to cancel school or have a late start, the decision is usually made by 5:30 a.m. The district tries to avoid late starts and early dismissals because of the issues created for many of our families.

Notification: We are committed to keeping families informed of school closings through a variety of communication channels. Information about Robbinsdale Area Schools cancellations will be communicated to families using messenger calls and email; announced on the district website; posted on our social media sites (Facebook and Twitter); and shared with the media (T.V., newspaper and radio.)

Snow Day

A snow day is a closing due to heavy snow, ice or dangerous road conditions.

On a snow day, typically all school-sponsored activities during the day and evening will also be canceled. 
If school is in session and the snow is expected to worsen and make driving dangerous during the day, an early dismissal may be warranted.
Families will be notified as soon as possible through the various channels listed above. 
Typical cancellations include:

All PreK-12 schools and programs
School-sponsored extracurricular activities, field trips, athletic events, concerts or similar activities
District and school meetings
Community education classes and activities
Adult Academic Program classes
Early childhood programs
Adventure Club sites
Activities sponsored by city parks and recreation departments and outside organizations
Exceptions:

Athletic events will typically be canceled; however, some specialized tournaments or high school league events may continue.
Cold Day

A cold day is a closing due to extreme cold temperature or dangerously low wind chill and/or wind speed.

On a cold day, typically most school-sponsored activities during the day and evening will also be canceled. Some programs and classes may remain open.
The forecast will be closely monitored the day before a potential cold day. District leaders will evaluate the forecast for the geography of our district.
Families will be notified as soon as possible through various channels listed above. 
Typical cancellations include:

All PreK-12 schools and programs
School-sponsored extracurricular activities, field trips, athletic events, concerts or similar activities
Early childhood programs
Exceptions:

Certain programs and activities may remain open on a cold day. We are committed to specifying any changes or closings on a cold weather day. Typical exceptions are listed below.

Athletic events will typically be canceled; however,some specialized tournaments or high school league events may continue.
Adventure Club will be open at Neill Elementary for any families currently enrolled in Adventure Club. Other sites will be closed.
Adult Academic Program classes will remain open and WILL NOT be canceled unless otherwise announced.
Community Education classes WILL NOT be canceled unless otherwise announced.
Facility rentals for meetings and events by outside organizations (community leagues, Boy Scouts, cities, etc.) may continue. Please contact the organization for more information.Winter

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