District Weather Emergency Procedures
Throughout the school year inclement weather conditions may arise. The decision to delay or close school is made prior to 6:00 a.m., based on district policy and procedure and the best available weather information.
Please listen to radio stations WBEV 1430AM / WXRO 95.3FM or WMDC 98FM or watch Madison TV Channels WISC 3, WMTV 15, or WKOW 27; or Milwaukee TV Channels TMJ 4, WITI 6, WISN 12, or WDJT 58 for the latest weather-related announcements. Weather-related announcements will also be posted on the front page of the district's website www.beaverdam.k12.wi.us and on http://www.wbevradio.com/ and http://www.wxroradio.com/. Most television stations also post school closings on their individual websites.
If you feel the weather conditions pose an undue risk for your child, you are encouraged to use your own judgment in making a decision whether or not to send your child to school.
First and Foremost: You Make the Call
You are always the best judge of your own situation and what is best for your child. If school is held, and you find it is safer for your child to stay home or report late, we will strongly support your decision. The district makes a decision prior to 6:00 a.m. about what is best for all students and staff and that decision may not fit your individual situation.
Closing Due to Snow and Ice
The district reviews the weather conditions with meteorologists and with the bus transportations company. Safety is always our top priority. Whether or not the conditions will be improving throughout the day is also considered.
Closing Due to Extreme Cold
When the wind chill reaches dangerous levels, school may be delayed or canceled depending on the duration of the conditions. It is important to have your child dressed appropriately for all weather conditions.
Early dismissal is not an option we like to use unless conditions are expected to get worse throughout the day. This is primarily due to the fact that many parents work and the children are safer at school. Please try to have a plan in place to handle late starts and early dismissals. It is helpful if your child is aware of the plan.
Your Understanding and Cooperation is Appreciated
For every person who is happy with a weather-related decision, there is someone who is unhappy. We appreciate your understanding of the difficulties and the timing of our decision. Your support in helping your child get to and from school safely on winter days is sincerely appreciated.