Inclement Weather Procedures
NKC Schools’ goal, as always, is to ensure the safety of all during inclement weather events while minimizing disruption to students’ learning. If weather conditions or other unexpected, short-term events make it unsafe for students to attend in person, the district has several options: school may start two hours late, students may be released early, students may learn virtually, or in-person classes may be canceled entirely due to inclement weather.
During the 2023-2024 school year, we have had six inclement weather days so far (Jan. 9, 10, 12, 16, 23 and a "red snow day" on Feb. 14). Our next inclement weather day would be a virtual learning day.
How to Find Information
In the case of a change to normal school operation due to inclement weather, families will be notified in several ways:
District Website: www.nkcschools.org provides the first notification of school closings and other cancellations.
Email, Phone Call & Text Message: Phone, email and optional text messages are sent to school families and employees when classes are canceled, delayed or students are released early. To opt-in to receive text messages as a district parent or staff member, text “YES” to 67587.
Radio & TV: Local stations share announcements on air and on their websites.
Track Bus Locations & Arrival Times
NKC Schools' Transportation Department utilizes the VersaTrans MyStop bus tracking app. The free app available for Android and Apple devices allows parents to track their student's bus location and arrival time. It also allows parents to receive notifications of any delays. The app is updated automatically in (almost) real-time with GPS information about the current location of the bus, as well as the scheduled arrival time automatically updated to reflect any delays encountered. Learn more about the MyStop app here.
Alternate Bus Stops & Routes
Alternate bus stops and routes may be used during inclement weather. Parents of students at these bus stops are notified well in advance of the potential for their bus stop to change when weather is bad. Alternate snow stops are updated weekly and sometimes daily during periods of snow and ice.