NCSD Inclement Weather Protocol

Natrona County School District recognizes that conduct of school is an important and necessary part of community and family life. Schools will be closed only during extreme weather that may cause a significant safety risk and/or when the community itself is unable to operate reasonably. Primary factors to consider are anticipated or forecast weather conditions, the safety of students being transported and walking to and from school, and staff safety in reporting for work. The primary responsibility and decision to protect a child’s health and to ensure school attendance always resides with the parent or guardian.

There are several closure options available to the District:

1. Full Closure – All schools, departments, and programs will not open for the full school day. This decision is made when current and future weather conditions are extremely hazardous and are not expected to improve throughout the day. No buses will operate. No students report to school and all after-school activities are cancelled. Only designated employees report to work.

2. Late Start – All schools will open at a designated time. This decision is made when weather conditions are expected to improve greatly after the original start of school. Bus route times will be altered. Employees report to work at normal time, or when conditions permit, but prior to the designated start time.

3. Early Dismissal – All schools will release students early at a designated time. This decision is made when inclement weather or other conditions are expected to deteriorate before the end of school and it is necessary for the safe transportation of students. Bus route times will be altered. All after-school activities are cancelled. Employees will be allowed to leave as directed by their administrator.

4. Full or partial of options (1, 2, or 3) – Many of our schools are not located in the Casper area. Hazardous conditions may exist at some schools, and not others. NCSD may exercise one of the above options for a particular school, while others continue their normal operation.

In the event of a school closure, the NCSD Public Relations Office will notify the media (including print and electronic outlets) and initiate the Infinite Campus Messenger notification system as soon as possible. Updates can also be found on the district’s website and/or social media outlets.

 

 
 

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7 Comments

  • Sharon Hubbard

    What is the policy on allowing the children into the school before the 1st bell rings? Is there a set temp/wind chill when they are to be allowed to go in?

  • Anthony

    What a big fat lie. You would have kept school in session if Casper College hadn’t called it. Just own it. Your number one concern is yourself, plain and simple.

  • There should not be school tomorrow

  • KrisTeena

    This is not acceptable weather to be transporting our children in. Our children are more important than your protocol. Keep them home, why wait till it get worse before we think of the parents who have to drive in this. Or the fact the news says no unnecessary travel.

 
 

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