Inclement weather is on the way, so we want to take this opportunity to provide you with information about how decisions are made and communicated when the weather is severe. The safety of our students and staff is our top priority, and we always follow a set of guidelines to determine if school will be open or closed.
The District must make a decision that is the best for all students. We realize, at times, our decisions may not fit with your individual circumstances. Therefore, we encourage and strongly support you in making the decision that is best for your child(ren). You are always the best judge of your child’s health and safety.
We try to keep schools open.
When schools close, many families have issues with child care and their own employment. As a result, we try to keep schools open if it’s safe to do so. However, as we stated in the preceding paragraph, parents can always make the decision to keep their child(ren) at home during challenging weather.
How do we decide whether or not to close due to snow, ice and/or extreme cold?
The District monitors weather conditions in advance as much as possible, as well as the night before and early in the morning. We consult with a meteorologist, townships, Fond du Lac County, other school districts, and Johnson Bus. We generally make the decision in the morning so that we have the most accurate and timely information.
How can you find out if schools are closed?
On days when the weather is bad, announcements of school closings will be made as soon after 6:00 a.m. as possible. A message will be run on this website, a Skylert phone call will be made to the phone number on file for your household within our system, and an announcement will be carried on the following radio and television stations:
KFIZ – AM 1450 Fond du Lac WVBO – FM 103.9 Oshkosh
KFIZ – FM 107.1 Fond du Lac WOSH – AM 1490 Oshkosh
WFDL – FM 97.7 Fond du Lac WPKR – FM 99.5 Oshkosh
WTCX – FM 96.1 Fond du Lac
WBAY Channel 2 Green Bay
WFRV Channel 5 Green Bay
WGBA/NBC 26 Green Bay
WLUK Channel 11 Green Bay
When schools are closed, are other activities canceled as well?
When Fond du Lac schools are closed for the day, it also means that all activities scheduled in school buildings for that day are canceled, including all Recreation Department programs, after-school programs, and athletics.
Why aren’t schools dismissed early on days when the weather is bad?
Generally, once the school day has started, Fond du Lac schools will not dismiss early to avoid complications with transportation and child-care arrangements. However, if your schedule allows and if you feel your child will be safer at home, you can pick your child up before the end of the school day.
We appreciate your understanding the challenges in making this decision, and your support in helping your child get to school safely on inclement weather days. Please know that the safety of all of our students and staff is our first priority when making all weather-related decisions.