MTSD Inclement Weather Communication Procedures
Please note that the “NewsFlash” system that was part of our old website has been retired and will no longer be used for notifications. The announcement of school delays and closings will be posted to the district’s website, mobile app (for iOS and Android), Facebook/Twitter pages, as well as reported on the following local radio and television stations on or before 7:00 am:
- WROZ/Fun 101.3
- WDAC FM 94.5
- WJTL FM 90.3
- WITF FM 99.9
- ABC 27
- CBS 21
- FOX 43
Other Communication Vehicles
- MTSD Website
- MTSD Mobile App
If possible, decisions to delay or close schools will be made no later than 5:15 am, to provide families adequate time to be notified and to seek and find daycare and alternative family plans, if needed. Early notification also allows our transportation, maintenance and food service teams to prepare for necessary adjustments and modifications. However, please be aware that while we may make the decision before 5:15 am, it will take time to update the radio, television and other communication vehicles, as well as for the media outlets to post this information. We will work as quickly as possible!
When weather conditions develop during the day and the district decides to close the schools early, high school students will be dismissed first followed by middle school students and then elementary students. Parents of elementary students should have an emergency plan prepared in case of an early dismissal. We will post this information to all media outlets, as well as use School Messenger for phone calls to alert parents quickly.
We always keep the safety of our students and staff forefront in our decision-making, however sometimes, as we all know, the weather throws us a curve ball. As we head into the snowy part of winter, please remember to always check our website, and download the district’s mobile app to receive up-to-date information on closings and delays.