• SchoolMessenger is our automated communications system for general information, announcements, school closings, snow days and emergency messages.

    Should inclement weather or other adverse conditions prompt us to consider closing schools, we will make a decision as early as possible. Information will be available through the following outlets: 

    For more information on our emergency communications procedures and expectations, click here.

    Late Start and Early Dismissal

    The district will consider opening schools with a late start or calling for an early dismissal depending on weather conditions. (See chart with times below.) A late start would keep students off the street during the busy morning rush hour if roads are expected to be clear within a few hours; early dismissal would allow students to get home safely before bad weather moves into the area. Quick breakfasts would be available when school doors open before classes begin. Students should arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before the start of school. (This doesn’t include Ambrose Preschool.)

    All schools would close at their regular times and there would be no Adventure Club.

    Below are late-start times for schools.

      School Start Time Staff Arrival Time Early Dismissal
    Avery, Bristol, Clark, Edgar Road, Givens, Hudson 9:05am 8:35am 11:45am
    Ambrose Family Ctr. Preschool 9:30am (full & half day) 9:00am 12:15pm (full day)
    Hixson Middle School 9:40am 9:10am 12:30pm
    WGHS 9:40am 9:10am 12:30pm

    Late Start Bus Times

    With a late start, bus schedules will run one hour and 15 minutes later than the regularly scheduled time.