Emergency Closing/Delayed Opening of Schools
There are many factors taken into consideration when the decision to close schools must be made, because of inclement weather or other emergency situations. No matter what criteria are used to reach the decision and despite how carefully advance preparations are made an emergency closing may inconvenience some people. Whatever decision is reached, it will not be satisfactory to everyone, but the safety of students always is the primary concern in any emergency closing. Occasionally situations allow the decision to be made well in advance of the next school day, but usually, the decision is made during the early morning hours. Every effort is made to determine an emergency closing no later than 6:30 am, but there may be occasions when conditions don’t permit that. When possible, a “hard-surface roads only” transportation schedule or a delayed opening of the schools will be arranged instead of an emergency closing. As soon as an emergency closing, a delayed opening, or a change in the transportation arrangements is determined, the radio and television stations listed below are notified immediately:
WBCH (1220) WBCH (100.1) WBCK (930) WOOD (Channel 8)
WCUZ (101.3) WKMI (1360) WGRD (97.9) WOTV (Channel 41)
WKZO (590) WKFR (103.3) WOOD (105.7) WXMI (Channel 17)
WOOD (1300) WQLR (106.5) WWMT (Channel 3) WZZM (Channel 13)
Ph. 269-948-4400 Website: www.hassk12.org
When a delayed opening is announced, students should not report to school until just prior to the delayed start of classes. When schools are closed because of weather or other conditions, evening classes and activities also may be canceled, and announcements about such cancellations will be made on radio station WBCH. No media announcements will be made when schools are open as usual.