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2020-2021 Inclement Weather Information

LPS Community,
With us now being in the midst of the winter season, the potential for winter weather conditions increases.  Please know that we are committed to monitoring the conditions closely.  In the event we would need to cancel our in-person classes at LPS (or implement a delayed start or early release schedule) at any point during the remainder of the winter season, please take note of a few important reminders.  

 
The most significant change for us moving forward will be that we are now positioned to be able to simply transition those students scheduled to attend in-person learning to virtual learning on inclement weather days.  This will allow us to not have to make up any days lost to inclement weather within the existing academic calendar.

Virtual Learning Information/Schedules:  In the event in-person classes are canceled, your child’s school and/or teacher will email families with detailed information that includes classwork, instructions, etc.  An LPS Virtual Schedule for Families document has been developed and can be accessed by clicking here.  

For secondary face-to-face learning students, your child’s school will also communicate as to how the school closure will affect the remainder of the week’s school schedule.

Before/After School Age Care (Kid’s Zone):  In the event school must be canceled due to inclement weather conditions, our LPS school age care program (Kid's Zone) will be open and available at Liberty Oaks  Elementary from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. for children enrolled in this program.  Please note that children will need to be signed in by 9 a.m.

Communication:  Decisions about school closings are made by the administration and communicated to parents via several sources, which include QuickNews, Blackboard Automated Phone Calling Service, District Facebook and Twitter pages, LPS District website, local television stations, KLPS Channel 18, and our mobile app.  It is always our goal to be able to make a decision to share with families by no later than 5:30 - 5:45 a.m., or if possible, the evening prior.  Parents should keep their children home if they believe weather conditions are too threatening or severe.  Early dismissals or late starts to the school day due to weather conditions are rare; however, parents should instruct children as what to do, whom to contact, and where to go should school be dismissed early. 

Early Dismissals/Late Starts:  While not preferred, there is a chance we may need to either dismiss school early or start the school day late due to inclement weather conditions.  If this decision were to be made, we would communicate with families as early as possible in order to provide appropriate planning time.

As always, we thank you for your continued partnership as we remain committed to keeping the safety of our students and staff as our top priority.

Office of Communications
Liberty Public Schools