Washoe Country School District

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WCSD Snow Day Procedures

November 16, 2009


In response to the area receiving heavy amounts of snow, a "Delayed Start For School" will be used when it appears an extra hour or two of time will allow road crews to clear roads and highways.

A "Delayed Start" will be announced on local radio and TV stations beginning at 6 a.m. and will be featured at the top of  the WCSD website's main page."

With "Connect ED," our phone message system, we'll also call all parents and staff.

The public will be advised that schools will open and classes will begin later than usual. All students who ride a school bus will be picked up one hour later than usual at their regular stop.

All morning latch-key programs are cancelled when there is a "Delayed Start." Morning kindergarten starts an hour later like the other grades.
If the delay is two hours, morning kindergarten is canceled.



In the event that heavy amounts of snow force the closure of school, an announcement will be made by the Washoe County School District and broadcast on local radio and TV stations. Please listen and watch for "Snow Closure" information beginning at 6 a.m.  You can also log on to the WCSD website's main page. Connect ED will also be used for these messages.



PARENT LINE: 334-8373

Parents also can check for delayed start for schools or snow closure information on bad weather days by calling the school district's parent line.



Incline Village schools determine their own delayed starts or closures. Announcements are sent to all local radio and television stations by 6 a.m. The Incline Schools Connection HOTLINE is 337-7509.

E.M. Johnson Elementary School and Gerlach High School are exceptions to the rule. They haven't had a delayed start or closing in nearly 30 years, but if they ever do close, they call their parents directly.

Natchez Elementary School does follow the delayed starts and closures like the rest of the district since so many of its teachers commute from the Reno/Sparks area.



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