Closings & Delays
When emergencies, such as weather conditions or power failures require the delay or closing of school notice is given as early when possible. The closing or delay of the start school due to inclement weather is an in-depth process that involves many factors to reach a decision that ensures the operation of school and also keeps students safe. As the weather is often unpredictable, the process is never completely foolproof. Weather closings and delay notices are usually made by 6 am. Typically, when school is cancelled, after-school and evening activities are also cancelled. It is important to note that parents are the ultimate decision-maker when it comes to the safety of their children.
In the event of a school delay or closing, parents will receive a phone call from the District's Emergency Phone Alert System to the primary phone number listed with the school. Calls are usually made no later than 10 pm and no earlier than 6 am. The success of this system depends on accurate contact information obtained from school records. If your information has changed, or you are not receiving notifications please update your phone numbers in your Northgate PowerSchool Portal or by contacting your building secretary.
Parents, staff and community members are encouraged to monitor the District’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as local television stations for the latest closing/delay information.