Here’s What You Need to Know About Bad Weather Delays, Closures and Transitions to Remote Learning
When bad weather is in the forecast, we always try to let our families know as quickly as possible about any delays, cancellations, closures or transitions to remote learning.
A decision to change normal school and district operations isn’t taken lightly, so our district leadership is always working to evaluate all the latest information, including weather forecasts, road conditions, recommendations from area emergency management officials, and of course, check-ins with other superintendents and school districts.
This school year, we have the option of moving all of our instruction and teaching to remote because we know our students and teachers are able to transition to a virtual-only environment. So it’s a good idea to always have your student bring their device home (if they aren’t already doing so on a daily basis) when bad weather is in the forecast, just in case.
When a decision is made, we use all of our available communications channels to get this information out to our families, including call-outs, emails, text messages, web pop-ups and social media. Make sure you’re following the district here: @SpringISD on Twitter, Spring ISD on Facebook, @Spring.ISD on Instagram. Also, don’t forget to download the Spring ISD mobile app to receive push notifications: Simply go to either the Apple App Store or Google Play on Android phones and search for ‘Spring ISD’.
Finally, it’s a great time to make sure your contact information is updated in the Home Access Center. If you’ve changed emails or phone numbers recently, log into HAC and make sure we have the latest details.
School Closing Procedures
Should weather conditions require schools to be closed or open late, the Spring ISD Communications Office will send an automated message by phone and email, post the notice online at www.springisd.org, facebook.com/SpringISD and twitter.com/SpringISD and on the Spring ISD Newsline at 281-891-6002. In addition, the message will be broadcast over major radio and TV stations.
Weather-related decisions are usually made shortly before 6 a.m. since conditions that make roads hazardous may moderate overnight. If weather conditions worsen after buses have begun their scheduled runs, schools will operate on a regular schedule unless utility or weather conditions make the building unsafe.