Emergency Closing Announcement Procedures
Due to requirements by local television stations, the school system will provide announcements for school closings, delays and/or early dismissals for broadcasting by way of automated systems. Based upon this requirement, it has become necessary for the school division to condense how announcements are provided.
In the event of inclement weather or other emergencies, the determination of school closings or delayed openings will be made prior to 6:00 a.m. The decision will be announced on the media sources provided in this link. (Media) All parents and staff will receive a message from the Instant Alert System announcing school closings, delayed openings or early dismissals. (School Messenger - Parent/Guardian Setup Instructions) If you are experiencing problems receiving your SchoolMessenger Alert message or cannot tune in to the television stations, please call (540) 745-9495 for a recorded message of any decisions made. Please do not call the television stations, the Transportation Department or the schools.
For delayed openings, parents should continue listening to the television stations or call the School Closing Information Number in the event it will become necessary to change a delayed opening to an all day closing.
In the event of inclement weather or emergencies after school opens, a determination for early release will be announced. A contingency plan should be filed with your child's school as to whether the child should go home, or go to a neighbor or relative when schools are dismissed early.
Because of the difference in dismissal times for outlying schools and in-town schools, two different times will be announced when schools are released early. The earlier of the two dismissal times announced will always be for the outlying schools which include Check Elementary, Indian Valley Elementary and Willis Elementary. The later of the two dismissal times will be for the in-town schools which include Floyd Elementary and Floyd County High. In the event of early dismissals due to emergency conditions, one of the following announcements will be used:
In all situations our primary concern is for the safety and welfare of your child(ren). Decisions for delayed openings or early dismissals are not made lightly. It is hoped that in the event of school emergencies, the above information will be helpful and will keep confusion to a minimum. We appreciate your cooperation and if you have questions regarding this information, please contact your child’s school.
School Closing Information: (540) 745-9495