School Closing & Delays
School will either be delayed or closed on days when weather and driving/road conditions are hazardous and dangerous for students and staff. The forecasting and predicting of hazardous weather in Ohio is always challenging, and the decision to cancel or delay school must be made very early in the morning. Delays and closings will almost always be announced by 6:30 AM.
If there is no announcement to cancel or delay school by 6:30 AM, you may safely assume that school will be in session.
Parents will be notified by the “Alert Now” Emergency Telephone Notification System in the event school is delayed or cancelled. The “Alert Now” phone call and parent notification may take several minutes to reach your home if there are a number of area school delays or closings. Please verify any “Alert Now” school delay or school closing telephone calls to the information provided by one of the radio stations, television stations or website addresses listed below.
If school is delayed, Louisville Schools will only delay the opening of school for two hours. Rarely, if ever, will school be delayed and then cancelled. All bus runs and school starting times will simply be delayed by two hours. There will be no AM or PM pre-school when school is delayed for two hours, and no breakfast will be served in any of the school cafeterias.
A two hour delay simply means that school will be delayed by two hours in the morning. Students should report to school or to their bus stop two hours later than their normal times. Buses will “pick-up” students two hours later than the normal pick-up times. School buildings will operate on an adjusted schedule, and students will be dismissed from school at their regular times and at their regular bus return trip times.
Once school is in session, Louisville Schools will very rarely, if ever, send children home from school early. We will make every effort to keep classes in session until the regular release times.
Parents have the right to keep their children at home if they believe weather conditions are hazardous and school is not cancelled. In those situations, please contact the school your child attends and report the absence, in addition to sending a written note with your child on the day they return to school.
This year, school districts in Ohio are limited to five “snow days or calamity days.” Any days missed due to hazardous weather conditions or “calamity” reasons beyond five days must be made up.
Please do not call the school buildings for delay or closing information. Any scheduled or evening events, athletic practices, game cancellations, etc. will be announced later that day on the same communication networks listed above (radio and television stations) and will also be posted on the school district and other websites.
If you have any questions or concerns, or if you need additional information, please contact the school your child attends and speak with the building principal or contact the district offices at (330) 875-1666.