Inclement Weather Guidelines
There are several principles that guide our decision-making with regard to school closings. First and foremost, however, is the safety of our students and staff.
On days when inclement weather occurs, we try our best to make the call by 5:30 a.m. to provide as much time as possible for families to be notified so that arrangements may be made for childcare, etc. Once the decision is made to cancel school we inform parents via the Detroit media, email, Skylert, our website and Facebook page. Decisions regarding school closings due to snow and ice are made after HVS transportation staff make a recommendation regarding the ability of our buses and drivers to safely conduct their routes. It is possible that main roads will be drivable while our many miles of unpaved roads are not. We will close school if the air temperature with wind chill is expected to be at or below -25 degrees Fahrenheit while students are waiting for the bus or walking to school. As always, we encourage our students to dress in layers to protect themselves from the cold.
Huron Valley Recreation and Community Education Programs
Recreation and Community Education programs will always follow the same schedule as the schools. If Huron Valley Schools are closed, Recreation and Community Education programs will be canceled and patrons will be notified.
Huron Valley Pools and Fitness Facilities (including land & water fitness classes)
If schools are closed after 4 a.m., Pools and Fitness facilities will be open and fitness classes will take place as scheduled. If school is canceled prior to 4 a.m. due to inclement weather, Pools and Fitness facilities will be closed as well. This also means fitness classes are canceled. If school is closed due to temperatures, Pools and Fitness will remain open as usual and classes will take place as scheduled. On days that our Pools and Fitness facilities are closed, it is often the case that driving conditions improve by mid-day. If that is the case, facilities will open at 3 p.m. and fitness classes will continue as scheduled. An update regarding the status of the facilites will be posted to the school district's website and Facebook page, as well as the Pools & Fitness Facebook page and the Huron Valley Recreation and Community Education website.