Winter Weather Emergency Closing Information
Winter is here - and that means there may be times when District 63 schools close due to weather-related conditions or other emergency situations.
But that doesn't mean the learning will stop! When our buildings close, "school" will simply pivot to remote learning for the day. Because students are already equipped with District Chromebooks, it's easy to make the temporary shift to remote learning. One benefit? There's no need to extend the school year further into summer to make up for lost days.
Deciding Whether or not to Close Buildings
When weather conditions might result in a closure, D63 works with other area districts to make a final decision. Student and staff safety is always our first priority, and superintendents also consider other factors in choosing whether to keep buildings open.
If area districts - including D63 - do decide to close buildings, the information is sent out in multiple ways, including:
- The District's Swift K12 system: expect an email, phone call, and text.
- This website: look for a pop-up announcement on the home page.
- Our social media pages: Facebook, X, and Instagram.
- WGN's Emergency Closings website.
The email our families receive will also include detailed information about how to access remote learning for the day.