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Weather Delays & Closures

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ParentSquare: This platform is the primary way we notify families in the event of a closure, delay, early release, or emergency. When we send an alert, it will notify you via text, call, and email. We encourage downloading the ParentSquare app and enabling texts and push notifications. Please ensure that your school always has your updated contact information.
FlashAlert: Delays and closures are posted on FlashAlert. Anyone may subscribe to FlashAlert notifications or download their app. FlashAlert also notifies local media; however, TV and radio stations may not report immediately.
Website: Delays and closures are posted and updated on LCSD's school and district pages. When weather events are possible, we encourage the public to view our website for official, accurate information. Do not act on hearsay or potentially false social media reports.
Unless conditions change unexpectedly, we will send out alerts regarding delays or closures by 5:45 am. If no alert goes out by that time, please assume that schools are operating normally.


The safety of students is the primary consideration for any decision regarding snow routes, delayed starts, school cancellations, or district closure. The Superintendent consults with district facilities, transportation staff, and regional agencies to make informed decisions regarding risk factors. When early road checks reveal unsafe conditions, we will announce a delay or closure. We also consider student drivers, those walking to/from school, and conditions in rural and high-elevation areas within our district. 
What you see out your window may not seem to warrant a delay or closure, but the conditions in your location may differ from another part of the area we serve. We strive to make the best decision possible as promptly as we can, and we appreciate your understanding.
Regardless of a district decision, we encourage families to make transportation and attendance decisions for their child(ren) based on their own assessment of travel conditions at their location. Should the superintendent decide to cancel school, possible make up days may be used to make up for lost instructional time.

Snow Routes

The district will determine if school bus snow routes will be needed for weather conditions, which could include ice, wind, flooding, or other conditions in addition to snow. For assistance, please call Transportation at 541-451-8485.