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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.

Weather Plans Chart

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: 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, text “YES” to 67587.

Social Media: Information will be posted on the district’s Facebook, Twitter/X and Instagram.

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.

When School Is Open

  • Dress your child to protect against wind and cold.
  • Buses may be a few minutes late. Please wait as we safely run every route.
  • Alternate bus stops may be in effect due to road conditions. Bus riders on alternate routes are notified directly by the Transportation Department via SchoolMessenger.
  • We respect your decision to keep your child home when the weather is questionable. This would count as an absence from school.

2023-24 Inclement Weather Procedures