Snow Day Notifications

There may be occasions when we need to cancel school due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances. We fully understand the stress and uncertainty that schedule changes can cause families, and whenever possible, we will maintain a normal school day. However, student safety is always a top priority, and when necessary the District will announce school closures. Under certain circumstances, we may announce a two hour late start.

School closings or postponements will be announced using local media outlets, the District website, official District social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter), and through our phone, text, and email messaging notification system.

When school is closed due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, Lewis Central will make efforts to make up these educational opportunities. Any days that would need to be made up will occur at the end of the school year. At this time, we do not anticipate using "e-learning" or "remote learning" days during inclement weather unless we are faced with disruptions for an extended period of time. Required learning at home would have to occur with some advance notice so we can ensure students have the necessary learning materials.

Late start days will begin exactly two hours later than the normal school start time. When weather permits for a later start, the streets, sidewalks and parking lots can be better cleared and rush hour traffic can be complete. Late start days will be announced in the same manner as school closings. 

Late Start FAQ 

Why are we having a late start day?

Starting two hours late allows for streets, sidewalks and parking lots to be cleared and for rush hour traffic to be complete. 

What is the school scheduling time for students on a late start day? 

Kreft & Titan Hill - 10:30 AM to 3:35 PM 

Middle School - 9:35 AM to 2:52 PM 

High School - 9:35 AM to 2:45 PM 

Will transportation be provided on a late start day? 

Yes, transportation will be provided and stop times will be modified by approximately two hours later to get students to school for the two-hour late start. 

Will the District provide supervision if I drop off my child(ren) at school early on a late start day? 

No, staff is not on duty and students are not permitted to enter the buildings before two hours later than their normal designated time. Remember, the District will announce a late start to allow authorities and school personnel time to clear roads, sidewalks and parking lots for safe travel.

Will students be required to attend extracurricular activities on late start days? 

Before school and/or morning extracurricular activities (sports, clubs, and groups) will be cancelled on late start days. After-school activities may proceed as scheduled unless additional weather situations arise. 

Will preschool students attend on late start days? 

There will be no morning preschool on a late start day. Afternoon preschool will be scheduled as normal with normal transportation. 

Will Lewis Central Lucky Children (LCLC) be affected by late start days? 

No, they will not be affected. LCLC will plan to be operating at normal hours on late start days for students enrolled in their program. A cold breakfast option will be available to students.

Will there be breakfast and lunch on late start days? 

A cold breakfast will be provided when time allows. A hot lunch will be provided at all buildings.

When do Lewis Central employees report on a late start day? 

All staff report two hours later than their regular start time unless directed otherwise by their supervisor.

Will students have to make up instructional time lost on a late start day? 

No, we build extra hours into the school calendar every year.

If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact the ERC at 712-366-8202.

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