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School Closing Guidelines

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Latest Update (Email to HSSD Families December 10, 2021)

The days are shorter. The weather is colder. It’s the time of year when snow and ice can cause HSSD to close, delay opening, or dismiss early. This page provides guidelines regarding what to expect when inclement weather arrives.

In addition, if inclement weather causes HSSD to close during the 2021-22 school year, we will plan to have a traditional snow day. Should circumstances arise, a virtual learning day will only be used as necessary to meet the annual instructional minutes requirement.


Concrete rules do not exist in making decisions regarding weather. The guidelines below serve as a reference for HSSD in decision-making regarding weather. HSSD has capability to send emergency, school closing, weather, etc. alerts via text, email, and phone call. Every school district family is automatically signed up to receive email and phone call notifications.