Winter weather arrived in Illinois this past weekend. The forecasts for the rest of this week are predicting cold air and even… snow! While the forecasts do not predict any weather that threatens to close schools, now is a good time to remind families, students, and the community about how school closing information is communicated.
In the event that USD #116 needs to close schools for any reason, we have a variety of ways to communicate that information to our families and staff members. If you are parent or guardian of an Urbana student or staff member of USD #116, you will receive a phone call and email alert as soon as the decision to delay or close school is made. Please make sure that your phone and email information are correct in Skyward. If you are a parent or guardian and do not have Skyward Family Access set up, you can do so at your student’s school office – please bring a photo ID.
We will also use social media to announce school closings. On Twitter, you can follow our Superintendent, @dowendo, or the school district at @Urbana116. School closings will also be posted on the USD #116 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/USD116. You can also check the school district website for information about school closings: http://www.usd116.org/
The school district also contacts all major news outlets when school closings occur, and you can check local news media web sites for additional information.