Emergency Weather Notification Procedures

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EMERGENCY INFORMATION DEFINITIONS: 

Two-Hour Delay: 
  • All primary, intermediate, and high schools will start two hours later than the regular schedule but will end at the regular dismissal time. All SBCSC buses will run two hours later. For example, if your normal bus pick-up time is 6:45 a.m., the delayed pick-up time will be 8:45 a.m.

  • Under a two-hour delay, the following AM programs will be CANCELED:
    • Bright Beginnings
    • HeadStart/Pre-K (Title I & Montessori P3 & P4)
    • Clinicals (WHS only)
    • Communities
    • INTERN
    • Job Shadow,
    • SNAP
    • YAS
    • APPROVE (AM 1 canceled, AM 2 no change, PM no change)

  • Under a two-hour delay, the following programs will be DELAYED 2 HOURS:   
    • CTE
    • SAMP
    • Zero Hour
    • Homebound

School Closing: 

  • No classes meet. Schools are closed. Primary and Intermediate after-school activities and evening events are canceled. Watch the news, social media, and the website for announcements regarding cancellations of high school activities, events, and athletic competitions. 

Indiana winters are unpredictable. Have a plan for your child's care in case of a school delay or a school closing. 


The SBCSC Directors of Transportation and Capital Projects work diligently to ensure that school closings and delays are made appropriately and in a timely manner. 

Service building staff begin the snow removal process at 1:00 a.m. when there are over 2 inches of snow on the ground. Between 2:00 and 4:00 a.m. transportation staff perform road checks and makes sure that the school parking lots are or can be cleared in time for school. SBCSC works very closely with SB Police, St. Joseph County Police, Indiana State Police, the city and county road crews, monitor all weather channels and radar, and consults with other school districts when making the decision to delay or close schools.

Once it has been determined that school will need to be delayed or closed, the notification process begins around 5:00 - 5:30 a.m. Every effort is made to make the decision to delay or close as early as possible and when possible, the decision could be made the evening before if the weather forecast is positive for inclement weather. 

The SBCSC Directors of Transportation and Capital Projects work diligently to ensure that school closings and delays are made appropriately and in a timely manner. 

Service building staff begin the snow removal process at 1:00 a.m. when there are over 2 inches of snow on the ground. Between 2:00 and 4:00 a.m. transportation staff perform road checks and makes sure that the school parking lots are or can be cleared in time for school. SBCSC works very closely with SB Police, St. Joseph County Police, Indiana State Police, the city and county road crews, monitor all weather channels and radar, and consults with other school districts when making the decision to delay or close schools.

Once it has been determined that school will need to be delayed or closed, the notification process begins around 5:00 - 5:30 a.m. Every effort is made to make the decision to delay or close as early as possible and when possible, the decision could be made the evening before if the weather forecast is positive for inclement weather. 
The SBCSC Directors of Transportation and Capital Projects work diligently to ensure that school closings and delays are made appropriately and in a timely manner. 

Service building staff begin the snow removal process at 1:00 a.m. when there are over 2 inches of snow on the ground. Between 2:00 and 4:00 a.m. transportation staff perform road checks and makes sure that the school parking lots are or can be cleared in time for school. SBCSC works very closely with SB Police, St. Joseph County Police, Indiana State Police, the city and county road crews, monitor all weather channels and radar, and consults with other school districts when making the decision to delay or close schools.

Once it has been determined that school will need to be delayed or closed, the notification process begins around 5:00 - 5:30 a.m. Every effort is made to make the decision to delay or close as early as possible and when possible, the decision could be made the evening before if the weather forecast is positive for inclement weather. 
The SBCSC Directors of Transportation and Capital Projects work diligently to ensure that school closings and delays are made appropriately and in a timely manner. 

Service building staff begin the snow removal process at 1:00 a.m. when there are over 2 inches of snow on the ground. Between 2:00 and 4:00 a.m. transportation staff perform road checks and makes sure that the school parking lots are or can be cleared in time for school. SBCSC works very closely with SB Police, St. Joseph County Police, Indiana State Police, the city and county road crews, monitor all weather channels and radar, and consults with other school districts when making the decision to delay or close schools.

Once it has been determined that school will need to be delayed or closed, the notification process begins around 5:00 - 5:30 a.m. Every effort is made to make the decision to delay or close as early as possible and when possible, the decision could be made the evening before if the weather forecast is positive for inclement weather. 

COMMUNICATION CHANNELS

  • Automatic phone dialers - Make sure your phone number is updated with your school office. 
  • Locial TV news & media.
  • SBCSC Website
  • SBCSC Facebook
  • SBCSC Twitter
  • Call 574-393-SNOW (7669) for open, closed, or delayed status. 

2-HOUR DELAY ADJUSTED START TIMES:

High Schools:  9:45 a.m.
Intermediate Centers:    9:45 a.m. 
Primary Centers:
           10:15 a.m.
Rise Up Academy:  11:15 a.m. 

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