Parents and guardians are encouraged to review procedures and resources regarding winter weather for school closings and late starts. A winter storm warning is in effect for Naperville and northern Illinois until 3AM Friday morning and School Districts 203 and 204 have school closing and late start information up-to-the-minute on their respective websites.
Winter has been mild so far, but soon snow will fall. If winter weather procedures are put into effect, they will be announced on the District web site and pushed out through our Talk203 Emergency Communications system in the form of email, voicemail and text message. Starting at 5:45AM, the most up–to-date information on weather delays or closures will begin being posted to the District web site. In the event of a winter storm where the roads may be cleared by mid-morning, District 203 will most likely run on a late start schedule, which means schools start two hours later than usual. On late start days, buses will arrive two hours later than the usual bus pick up times. On late start days, parents are asked to monitor school/district web sites for information about the status of after school activities. That information is posted no later than 2PM For more detailed information, go to: http://www.naperville203.org/schools/SchoolClosings.asp.
School closures and late starts are reported to the Emergency Closing Center, which broadcasts the information on the following Chicago stations: WGN-AM (720), WBBM-AM (780), and CBS-TV (2), NBC-TV (5), ABC-TV (7), WGN-TV (9), FOX-TV, and CLTV cable. Families may also call the District Administrative Offices at (630) 420-6300 to hear a recorded telephone message concerning a school closing or late start.
With the forecast calling for the arrival of the first snowfall, please be reminded of the ways District 204 announces weather-related school closing information throughout the winter. The announcement is made by 6:00 am through the following:
- Information is posted first on the district’s website at www.ipsd.org
- A Connect-ED phone call to parents/guardians
- Local television and radio stations
- Emergency Closing Center’s website
- A recorded message on the district’s information line at (630) 375-3015
We will only announce when schools are closed. If schools are not closed, it is ultimately the responsibility of parents and guardians to decide if conditions safely allow for their children to attend school. If children are kept home due to weather conditions, it will count as an excused absence.
Please take a moment to check your phone number and email address in eSchoolPlus to make sure we have accurate contact information for you. Primary guardians can edit email addresses if they are incorrect. Additional email addresses and phone numbers can be corrected by contacting your school and asking them to update the information. You can find information about eSchoolPlus on the district’s website at eSchoolPlus.
District 204 can also be found on Twitter @ipsd204 for all the latest updates.