Winter Weather Plan

  • SSPPS monitors the National Weather Service to make the safest determination for students, families, and staff.

    NOTE: If the weather becomes challenging during the school day, schedules may change. Changes would be announced through the outbound call system as well as through the other usual options: the district website, social media, local radio, and television. Families are encouraged to develop a plan with their child to prepare for a possible early dismissal.

     

    Excessive Cold 

    The district may make the decision to cancel school due to excessive cold temperature and/or wind chill.

    • School will be canceled if the National Weather Service forecast for 6 a.m. on the following morning shows a 
      • Wind chill of below -35 degrees Fahrenheit OR
      • Air temperature below -25 degrees Fahrenheit
    • Every effort will be made to make the decision about excessive cold by 6:30 p.m. the night before the canceled school day. 
    • Families and staff will be notified via the district's communication vehicles as noted in the Emergency Closing Guidelines.

     

    Snow and/or Ice 

    The district may make the decision to cancel school due to snow, ice and/or other hazardous road conditions.

    • School will be canceled if heavy snow and/or icy conditions make it extremely hazardous or impossible for:
      • Buses to drive their routes AND
      • Eemployees to get to or home from work safely.
    • Every effort will be made to make the decision about hazardous driving conditions by 5:45 a.m. the morning of the cancelation.
    • Families and staff will be notified via the district's communication vehicles as noted in the Emergency Closing Guidelines.