School Closing Information

    When deciding whether to close schools here are some of the factors that are taken into consideration:
    • Actual temperature and wind chills
    • Amount and type of snow
    • When the snow falls, and when the snowfall is expected to end
    • Ability to clear parking lots and sidewalks around school
    • Freezing rain and the effect on roads, power lines and tree limbs

    All of these factors are reviewed in total, taking into account the fact that the Grosse Pointe municipalities and our facilities staff do an outstanding job of clearing streets, sidewalks and parking lots. The Manager of Building and Grounds and the Assistant Superintendent survey road conditions by driving around the district starting at 4 a.m. They consult with the Superintendent and reach a decision, normally no later than 5:30 a.m.

    Notice of school closings or a delayed start will appear on:

    RADIO - WJR 760AM, WNIC 100.3 FM, WOMC 104.3 FM, WWJ 950AM

    TELEVISION - FOX Channel 2, WDIV Channel 4, WXYZ Channel 7, Comcast Channel 20

    An automated voice message will also be sent out by District Administration.

    Students in the district who ride the bus to special education programs will be contacted by our transportation provider Trinity Transportation if bus service will not be available due to inclement weather, or if the bus will be delayed.

    Parents/guardians always have the right to keep their children at home if they do not believe they should be going to school because of weather conditions. However, they should call the school’s Attendance Line to report the reason for their child’s absence.

    Please keep this information handy for future reference.