2020-2021 Inclement Weather Information
As the winter season quickly approaches, the chances of winter weather interrupting school increases. We want to take a moment to provide families with an update as to how things will look in the event we must cancel face-to-face classes due to inclement weather.
As you may recall, in February 2020, we piloted a Virtual Learning Day when our final Inclement Weather Day occurred. This experience was valuable as we would soon encounter the extended school closure caused by the pandemic in March 2020. Moving forward, we will continue this virtual learning model for all grade levels in the event we must close schools due to inclement weather. Please also know that by implementing this model, these days will not need to be made up within the existing academic calendar, thus keeping the last day of school in Liberty Public Schools Friday, May 28, 2020.
Below, you will find additional important information in the event face-to-face classes are canceled.
Virtual Learning Information/Schedules: In the event face-to-face classes are canceled, your child’s school and/or teacher will email families with detailed information that includes classwork, instructions, etc. Liberty Virtual School students will also follow the V day schedule on Inclement Weather Days.
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 Kid’s Zone program will remain available for families who are signed up. Additional details, including building locations, drop-off/pick-up times, and more, will be shared with families in the coming weeks.
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. 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 placing the safety of our students and staff as our top priority.