Winter Weather Information
Clothing and RecessPlease make sure that your children come to school dressed for the weather – winter coats, hats, gloves when necessary. There will be no outdoor recess when the wind chill is at 20 degrees or below. During times of year that temperatures can be unpredictable, dressing in layers is preferable.
CancellationsSafety is priority number one when making the determination to cancel school on any given day due to inclement weather. If snow, ice, or extreme cold make conditions unsafe, we will cancel school and add that day(s) to the end of the school year. We investigated the suggestion of a late-start option on bad-weather days, but we determined the risk to student safety was too high. Families might get caught without childcare or even miss the announcement and have children waiting in the cold.
NotificationIn the event of school cancellation, we will get that information to you as early as possible through automated phone calls and text messages, our District website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, the District Hotline (816-858-2752), and local media.
Y ClubIf we cancel school, our school-age child care programs generally will remain open for those families that are already signed up through YMCA (www.kansascityymca.org). School sites where child care is offered are consolidated so all children enrolled in the program at Compass, Siegrist, and Pathfinder will report to Pathfinder. In the event of extreme severe winter weather whereby Platte County R-3 announces a “district-wide closure,” Y Club will also be closed on that day to ensure the safety of students and Y Club staff members. Mention of Y Club program cancellation will be included in the District’s communication via the outlets mentioned above.