Important Winter Weather Transportation and School Closing Reminders

With the National Weather Service forecasting snow to continue to fall over the next few days, the district wanted to provide families with important reminders. 

Transportation Reminders
Hazardous road conditions often occur when winter weather is particularly poor. During thesetypes of conditions, your child's bus may need to drive slower than usual in order to safely reach its destination. For example, this morning, several traffic accidents throughout Glenview caused significant delays for our buses. 
We will continue to maintain our policy of providing notifications if a bus is late by 10 minutes or more. As frigid temperatures near, we understand how important this will be so our families can plan accordingly.
 
Although we cannot always control situations that cause our buses to be late, we, as well as Alltown, share in the responsibility of ensuring our students are transported safely to and from school.
 
By continuing to provide timely information, we hope to reduce confusion about expected bus arrivals and allow our families to plan accordingly when an unforeseen circumstance does occur. If you have questions about your child's bus route, please email rconner@glenview34.org

Making the Decision to Cancel School
During periods of inclement weather or in emergency situations, the district's first priority is the safety and welfare of its students and staff. At the same time, the closing of school can be burdensome to families due to child care and work schedules.  The superintendent considers cancelling school to be an exception and places a strong emphasis on keeping schools open. Some of the primary factors that are considered when making a decision include:
  • The safety and well-being of students and staff
  • Severity of the weather (extreme cold, excessive snow, flooding, etc.)
  • Timing of the weather events
  • The ability of buses and cars to travel safely
  • The operable condition of our buildings
In the event of a school closing or other emergency, parents can expect to receive an automated phone call, e-mail, and text.  


School closure decisions will normally be made before 6:00 a.m. the day of closure. This allows weather conditions to be monitored overnight to avoid unnecessary closures. Closure decisions will only be made the night before if conditions are known for certain and warrant closure. Parents should establish contingency plans for possible closures throughout the school year regardless of the season.

Emergency and closing information is also available through the following sources:
  • School and district websites,
  • WGN's Emergency Closings website,
  • Mass media including major radio and TV sources, and
  • The district's social media channels
For more information, please visit http://www.glenview34.org/guidelines-winter-weather-closing