Inclement weather, hazardous road conditions, power outages or other incidents may require the closing of school. However, there are strict state requirements on the number of hours of education for public school students. The state provides up to 30 hours for inclement weather/emergency closings. We are required to make up any additional hours. With student safety as our first priority, every effort is made to avoid school closings when possible. In bad weather, the decision to close school is made after:
The Superintendent closes school based on the severity of these items coupled with our ability to
transport students safely.
When the District closes school or releases students early, we notify the local TV news stations; radio stations WJR (760), WHMI (93.5FM), WWJ (950AM) and WKQI (95.5FM). You can check the District Hotline (248.684.8282) or online via our District Home Page. You can also sign up for the school closing List Serv on the District
website. Please do not call your child’s school.
Power outages, gas leaks and even storms may require evacuation during the school day to ensure the safety of your children. An evacuation may involve moving students to another building. Under these conditions, Michigan law allows districts the authority to move children to a place of safety without parental permission. In addition, Huron Valley Schools’ policy prohibits sending elementary and middle school students home in the middle of the day. Our procedures are as follows:
If students cannot be returned to the building:
For specific building evacuation procedures, please contact your building principal.