Emergencies and Closings

  • We share your concern over the possible emergencies that can occur when your child is in our care at school. As Minnesotans, we face the possibility of weather-related emergencies every year. Local events (like a water line break) and/or global events can affect the routines of schools and families as well. The following information is presented to help you as parents and us as educators work together as a team on behalf of your child's safety when emergencies arise. In the event of inclement weather, the district’s Severe Weather Team monitors conditions using a variety of sources, including driving roads to evaluate conditions and consulting with law enforcement and transportation agencies.
    Every effort will be made to assure school cancellations or delays are announced by 6:00 a.m. via the district’s communications channels (e.g., district and school websites and/or the parent notification system), and local radio and television stations. Exceptions may occur either because of rapidly changing road/weather conditions during the winter or due to an unforeseen event like an unforeseen power outage.

    We realize that not everyone will agree with each closure/delay decision. However, we make every effort to arrive at the best decision possible. Parents are encouraged to use their judgment to determine what is best for their children. Parents and guardians should notify their children’s school of the excused absence.
    Generally, once the school day has started, we will not dismiss early to avoid complications with transportation and child-care arrangements. However early dismissals may be necessitated by rapidly changing weather conditions. 
    This is also a good time to remind parents to make sure your contact information is updated on your Infinite Campus parent portal, including any cell/work/home phone numbers and email addresses.

    Television Stations To Watch
    A) KEYC-TV (Fox Mankato)
    B) KSTP-TV (ABC Twin Cities)
    C) KARE-TV (NBC Twin Cities)
    D) WCCO-TV (CBS Twin Cities)
    E) FOX-9 (FOX)

    Radio Stations
    A) Z99 (KEEZ)
    B) 103.5 Country (KYSM)
    C) 105.5 The River (KRBI)
    D) 95.7 The Blaze (KQYK)
    E) KRUE & KOWZ
    F) KOWO
    G) 107.5 GM KBGY (Spanish Radio)

    Social Media

    A)    Twitter (Bluejay Activities), (WIS), (Hartley Elementary)
    B)    Facebook