School Closings

Weather Related Issues

School Closings

In the event of severe weather, the Superintendent consults with the district transportation staff who are responsible for monitoring weather forecasts and conditions to ensure that school will be held only during safe transportation conditions.  Families should assume that schools are open and in session unless they hear differently.  It is the parent's decision to decide if their child attends school.  No credit is lost if a parent decides to keep their child home because of the extreme cold or inclement weather.  It is an excused absence from school. PLEASE NOTE:  You still need to call the school and report your child's absence using the absence reporting procedures. 

School MAY be canceled if:

•   wind chill and sustained low temperatures are deemed hazardous;

•   buses are not available due to bus or driver issues;

•   local road conditions are dangerous or impassable.

Metro districts (even neighboring districts) can experience differing weather and road conditions, so there may be inconsistency among school district closures throughout the metro area.

Notifications

The decision to close school is usually made no later than 5:30 a.m.  Families should assume that school is open unless they hear differently.  If schools are closed, families will be notified using one or more of the following:

•   School and district websites

•   Automated call via BlackBoard Connect

•   School email Listservs

•   Facebook

•   Local media outlets will also be notified - WCCO Radio, WCCO TV (CBS), KMSP TV (FOX 9), KSTP TV (ABC), and KARE 11 (NBC)

Message from the Superintendent

Dear 623 Families:

It is never easy to make the decision to close schools when weather conditions are considered hazardous.  I assure you that I take my responsibility very seriously and keep the well-being of all our students and staff in mind when I make such a decision.

While it is my responsibility to decide if Roseville Area Schools will be in session, it is the parent's decision to decide if their child attends school.  No credit is lost if a parent decides to keep their child home because of the extreme cold or inclement weather.  It is an excused absence from school.

Many families do not have childcare, family leave or the resources to provide a safe setting for their child if school is canceled.  In some cases, school has been canceled and parents still drop their children at school or send them to the bus stop because there is no alternative for them.  It is also not possible for Roseville to start school later because of the tiered bussing system the district employs.

Please feel free to contact me at 651-628-6452 or aldo.sicoli@isd623.org with questions or concerns. 

Dr. Aldo Sicoli
Superintendent