WEATHER-RELATED INFORMATION ALERTS COMMUNICATION
As you know, winter weather can change quickly. Please prepare by noting the following HISD inclement weather practices. In bad weather, you can turn to multiple sources to be notified of school closings or delays.
HAWKINS ISD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HawkinsTXISD
HAWKINS ISD APP
Hawkins ISD has an app. It is easy to download and receive notifications. (1). Go to your app store (2) Search for SCHOOL DOOR (3) Click on it and download. (4) Select Hawkins ISD (5) Turn on notifications.
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SCHOOL CLOSING CRITERIA
The primary consideration is the safety of children. The school administration, along with transportation officials, bases the school closing decision on the capability of the busses to safely transport students. Consideration is given to weather reports, visibility, wind, road conditions, temperature, daylight hours, and highway department recommendations.
NOTIFICATION PROCESS FOR CLOSING AND DELAYS
Under most circumstances, a decision to close or delay school due to bad weather is made by 5:30 a.m. If enough information is available, school district officials may make a decision the night before, and parents will be notified by 10:00 p.m.
If school opening is delayed, the notice will be given as an amount of time, i.e. “School will be delayed 2 hours.” This message indicates that all schedules, including buses, will be operating two hours later than the normal operating time.
The decision to cancel or delay school is a complicated one that affects students, staff, and families. We understand that canceling school may cause families hardships related to finding childcare. As such, canceling school is an exception, and we will do everything possible to keep schools open.