A reminder to our families about weather related closings and delays notification. The AlertNow® system will serve as our primary means of notification. We urge you to supply your student’s school with your contact information and updates as changes occur. WCLO and additional radio and TV stations will be contacted regarding school closings or delays. Closing and delay information will be posted no later than 6:00 a.m.
Decisions on cancellation of school are made in coordination with both the Janesville Transit System, and Van Galder Bus Company. They are also based on the passage of city streets, safety of rural students and information from the county highway and city street departments. The final decision to delay or close rests with Superintendent, Karen Schulte. Parents always have the option of keeping their child home due to inclement weather. Your child will receive a principal excused absence. You must call your school to report your decision to keep your child home.
The Superintendent also continues to have the option of delaying the start of school by one hour. Elementary School classes will begin at 9:20 a.m. and middle and high school classes will begin at 9:00. Special education and early childhood classes will also report at 9:20. Elementary breakfast clubs will not serve meals when school has been delayed.
Schools do not close early to avoid incoming snow or ice storms. This policy is to protect children who may get home before their parents and have no access or supervision at home. There will be no athletic contests and practices on days school is called off for weather reasons. The gyms will be closed.
On days when school is in session, but weather has progressively gotten worse, cancellations for after school or evening athletics or extracurricular activities will be announced by 2:00.
Information from the School District of Janesville, 9/23/09