Emergency Communications & Snow Closure Guidelines

Student Safety & Security
The department maintains a where you will find resources and information on reunification, safe school walking routes, the standard response protocol & incident command system (hold, secure, lockdown, evacuate, shelter).

The following guidelines have been adopted by all 㽶ֱ District schools.

Emergency Communications Procedures – Severe Weather Closure Days
Schools in 㽶ֱ School District will remain open, if at all possible, on all scheduled school days. Even when weather conditions are severe, every effort will be made to keep schools open in the belief that it is in the best interest of the students. The District is concerned about the safety of all students, staff and patrons. We encourage everyone to use caution traveling safely to and from our schools and buildings.

The District recognizes the rights of parents to make decisions that are best for their children. Therefore, the option to keep children home when weather conditions are severe is always at the parents’ discretion and the school respects the decision. Students who are kept home by a parent or guardian will not be penalized for their absence or tardiness. Make-up schoolwork may be necessary, but schools will accommodate students on the timely completion of required assignments or tests.

On occasion, weather may be so extreme the District will close schools or implement a late start or early dismissal. The following information outlines the communication procedures that will be followed if such school closures or delays become necessary.

  • Media Announcements
    Parents and employees should listen to these designated radio or television stations for school closure information between the hours of 6-8 a.m. (If schools dismiss early, the media will air the announcement as soon as possible.)
    Radio Station
    KSL – 1160 AM / 102.7 FM
    TV Stations
    KSL (NBC) – Channel 5
    KUTV (CBS) – Channel 2
    KTVX (ABC) – Channel 4
    KSTU (Fox) – Channel 13
    KTMW (Telemundo) – Channel 10, Xfinity Channel 20, Satellite Channel 20
    KUTH (Univision) – Channel 32, Xfinity Channel 12, Satellite Channel 32
  • Listen for One of These Messages
    One of the following messages will be aired by the media: “Virtual Learning Day” (day and date); “Schools Will Be Closed” (day and date); “Schools Will Start Late” (day and date); “Schools Will Dismiss Early” (day and date).
  • Keep Phones Accessible
    Phones will be used for emergencies; therefore, parents are asked not to call the schools or the District.
  • Closures Posted on the Web
    School closure information will be posted by 6 a.m. on 㽶ֱ School District’s website at Revised Jan. 9, 2024