School Closings & Delays
Below are the guidelines for students for the 2020-2021 school year as we enter the winter season with the possibility of hazardous driving conditions and colder weather. We know that these changes create additional scheduling challenges for families and will try to make a decision by 6:00 a.m. whenever possible. The safety of the students has been and will continue to be our primary concern on inclement weather days.
When there is a change due to weather, information about the district’s learning plan will be announced via the district’s communication tools which includes:
The following media outlets will also be provided delay and closing information:
Thank you for ongoing support and understanding as we continue to navigate the challenges of the current school year.
If schools are in session and weather conditions deteriorate, the safety of the students may require an early dismissal. In homes where both parents work, an early dismissal can be very inconvenient. We urge those parents to be certain that the children, especially the younger ones, know where to go if we dismiss early. We will use the same methods of notification for early dismissal that we use for cancellation or 2-hour delays.
NO ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE MADE BY THE MEDIA WHEN THE SCHOOLS WILL BE OPEN.
BLACKBOARD ALERT SYSTEM
Blackboard Alert is an emergency notification system for parents, faculty and staff that is now available to the families of the Mansfield City Schools. Blackboard Alert will allow the district, or an individual school, to quickly and simultaneously issue alerts by telephone, texting and e-mail in case of emergencies and weather-related closings. Students are automatically integrated into the Alert system. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A STUDENT IN THE SYSTEM and wish to receive alert messages--Complete the form at the bottom of the page to be included in alerts for selected schools.