News from CCSD15

January 24, 2021

Inclement Weather Plans

Dear District 15 Community:

When faced with inclement winter weather in the past, District 15 would declare a snow or emergency day where the District would be completely closed. These days would then be made up at the end of the school year.

This year has presented unique challenges, but also opportunities. Should the significant snow and potentially dangerous road conditions expected this week materialize, the District plans to have students and teachers learn and teach remotely instead of calling a snow day that must be made up at the end of the year. This will be the case for all winter weather closures we may face during the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

Should we need to implement a virtual learning day due to inclement weather, we will notify families through email, text and voice calls. The message will also be posted on our District and school websites, Facebook and Twitter pages and mobile app.

While I am not prepared to make this decision this evening, I want to share that it is a possibility so that families are able to plan for any arrangements necessary.

Staff will make sure students bring their Chromebooks home on Monday so they will be prepared to learn at home if needed.

Please be aware that if District 15 is closed for in-person learning to due to inclement weather, there will not be meal delivery and CARE will also be closed.

Thank you for your understanding and flexibility regarding the shift in weather-related closures this school year. More information about our winter weather protocols is available to view on our website.

Your partner in education,

Dr. Laurie Heinz