It may be necessary to close school or delay opening because of inclement weather or serious mechanical breakdown. These announcements will be broadcast using our District notification system, which parents can update using the Realtime Parent Portal. The school will call the phone numbers you provide for the Emergency Contact System to inform you of an early closing. For more information on updating the Parent Portal and our additional methods of emergency communications, please visit the SHRSD Emergency page.
Occasionally, we may have an emergency while school is in session (for example, a heavy snowstorm that starts after 8:30 am). Upon receiving notification of an early dismissal, please contact the school as soon as possible to inform us that your child is to ride the bus home or will be picked up by you or a designated adult. Your child will be held at school if we are unable to speak with you before dismissal time. This eliminates the possibility of a child being sent home to a locked or empty house without proper supervision. As always, Kindergarten through 2nd grade students will be returned to school if there is not a caregiver waiting at the bus stop. A student may not ride a different bus home, but may change bus stops within the same bus route to go home with another student. A letter must accompany this request and be confirmed by receiving parent.