Inclement Weather/ School Closings

We encourage families to make plans in advance for childcare arrangements in case any kind of severe weather closes school during the day. Discuss your family's plan of action with your children to avoid last minute confusion. In the case of early dismissal, children should know ahead of time if they are to ride the bus, walk home or wait for parent or other arrangements.


In the event of inclement weather, if a decision is made to cancel school, release early, or delay the start of the school day, several methods are used to notify parents, students, and staff. Closing/delay announcements will be made each day as necessary.

  • Local media (live broadcasts/scrolls/media websites)
  • District Website,
  • District-wide School Messenger message via email, phone and/or text.
  • Social media, Facebook ( and Twitter (
  • Staff email
  • How Decisions are Made

    In times of inclement weather, the Edgewood ISD management team led by the Superintendent, uses an established decision-making process to determine if school should be cancelled, delayed, or released early. The safety of your child is at the forefront in the decision-making process.

  • The Superintendent consults with the local Office of Emergency Management, other school districts and local meteorologists before making a decision.
  • The Edgewood Police Department drives around the school district to report on road conditions.
  • Maintenance and Operations staff are consulted to determine if facilities are in good working order.
  • Consideration also is given to event schedules, staffing and any special conditions that may affect student safety.