Eudora Schools Weather Procedures getting information winter weather

Eudora Schools Weather Procedures
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How will I know if school is canceled?
We make every effort to announce weather cancellations as soon as possible after a decision is made.
•Evening decision: If a decision is made in
the evening to cancel school for the next day,
automated phone calls will begin no later
than 9:45 p.m., with the latest call going out at
approximately 10:30 p.m.
•Morning decision: If a decision is made after
9:30 p.m. the night before (therefore after the
point where a broadcast could be launched by
9:45 p.m.), the broadcast will begin at 6 a.m.
the next morning, with the latest calls going
out at approximately 6:45 a.m.
•Employee notification: District staff members
will receive an automated call as soon as the
decision is made, as late as 11 p.m. the night
before, or as early as 5 a.m. on the morning of
•Canceling in the middle of the school day: If
weather forces an early closure, we will contact all parents and emergency contacts and
notify area media outlets. It is so important for
us to be able to reach parents, guardians and
caregivers during daytime hours. Please give
your child’s school any current phone numbers and emergency contact information.
Other sources of information
Any time of the day or night, here’s where anyone
can learn if schools will be closed:
•Facebook page:
•District mobile app (search Eudora Schools in
your smart phone or tablet app store)
•District website:
•Area media outlets
winter weather
Who makes the decision to cancel school?
The superintendent and transportation director work together to determine if roads and rural bus routes are
safe for travel. Considerations also include current weather, forecasts and the condition of district facilities
and grounds.
Who is on duty on a snow day?
The district office usually will be open, although office hours and/or staffing may be limited. Principals and
12-month employees typically also report for work, as they are able.
What if there’s school when the weather is extremely cold?
Students should always wear appropriate clothing when it’s cold outside, including heavy coats, hats, gloves
or mittens and warm shoes or boots. There are indoor areas for students to use at each district shuttle stop.
Elementary recess is held indoors if the temperature or wind chill falls below 25 degrees.
As always, parents may choose to keep their children home for health and safety reasons. Notify your
child’s school if your child will be absent for any reason.
tornadoes & severe thunderstorms
During a weather emergency
If there is a “take cover” situation, everyone will
move to designated areas in each school that offer
the greatest protection. Please wait until after the
severe weather threat has passed before attempting
to pick up children from school.
Tornado drills are held three times during the
year to help prepare staff members and students to
respond during an actual tornado warning. Maps of
tornado drill routes are posted in all rooms. Please
note that the shelters in our schools are not public
and open only to the people who are in our schools
when severe weather strikes.
Severe weather during outdoor events
The safety of our parents, coaches and fans is always
our top priority during any activity or sporting
event. Our district team monitors weather conditions any time events are held outdoors. Lightning
can often pose a deadly threat, even if it’s not raining. Severe thunderstorms, hail or tornadoes also
will prompt officials to take action:
•Evacuation and sheltering information will be
announced over the facility’s speaker system.
•Fans will be asked to move to their cars (if
appropriate) or shelter in the designated school
or district location.
•The facility (stadium or outdoor field) will
be closed, and nobody will be allowed to stay
inside until the severe weather passes.
•If the game resumes, fans will be re-admitted
and teams will be allowed time to warm up
before play begins.
Parents should always consider a threat of severe
weather when allowing a student to attend a game
as a spectator. All fans should plan ahead to determine how to stay in contact with family members
and friends if severe weather strikes.