closings & delays

In the event of inclement weather, the school may either close for the full day, have a one- or two-hour delayed start, or an early closure.

When there is a delayed start, your child should be dropped off one or two hours later than their normal drop-off time. Dismissal times will remain the same unless an early closure is announced.

Below are the schedules for one- and two-hour delays:

One-hour delay

Morning session: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Full day session: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Extended session: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

two-hour delay

Morning session: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Full day session: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Extended session: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

There are two ways to become informed of weather-related schedule changes:

Refer to local news station, WFMZ

The WFMZ website is always up to date, and they also make frequent announcements on the TV and radio.

Register for the DMS weather alert texts

Remind (a text alert app for schools) allows us to text updates directly to your phone. You will only receive a text in the event of an emergency delay, closure, or early closure. Some further information about Remind:

  • Remind is free, but standard messaging rates may apply.
  • Any phone that receives text messages will receive Remind alerts.
  • It is not necessary to download the app, however, downloading it allows you the option to receive push notifications on tablets and other non-phone devices.
  • You may easily unsubscribe.
  • Your phone number will remain private.