Emergency School Closing

  • During the school year, our schools face the possibility of being closed due to an emergency, heating failure, or severe storm. The decision about whether to close school in inclement weather is based on the availability of buses, school building conditions, current temperature (actual & wind chill), road conditionsweather predictions, storm severity, and associated winds. This is done in consultation with the superintendents from Community High School District 99 and other surrounding districts. Information will be communicated as soon as an open/close decision has been made.

snowy day with school closed today sign on fence
  • Don't miss this important communication! Make sure your contact information is up to date in Skyward Family Access.

  • School closing information will be available through the following sources:

    Phone

    • An automated message from the district will be sent via phone and e-mail to all district families
    • A push notification will be sent through the district app on your Android or Apple mobile device

    E-Mail

    • An automated message from the district will be sent via phone and e-mail to all district families
    • The Emergency Closing Center offers the opportunity to be notified by e-mail when your school closes (when entering facility name, use just one word or the number 68)

    Online

    Television

    • Channel 2 (CBS)
    • Channel 5 (NBC)
    • Channel 7 (ABC)
    • Channel 9 (WGN)
    • Channel 32 (FOX)

    Cable and satellite subscribers, check local listings

    Radio 

    • AM 720 (WGN)
    • AM 780 (WBBM)