Weather Delays & Closures

We attempt to announce delays or closures as early as possible. Assume that schools are running on time if there is no notice of delay or cancellation on the district’s website.

Every weather incident is different, and the district may deviate from these procedures if necessary.

The district supports a parent’s or guardian’s decision to not send their child to school or pick their child up early because of weather conditions. Absences will be considered excused with a signed note.

The district will not send students home early due to inclement weather as it cannot be guaranteed students will be able to enter their homes and have supervision.

How To Learn If School Is Delayed Or Closed

  • Check www.rsd.edu and individual school websites
  • Text Alerts (NEW for 2021-22) - The district will send text alerts to parents/guardians as soon as there is a delay or closure decision. Families can receive text alerts by calling their child's school to ensure their correct contact information is updated and that they have opted to receive communications. 
  • FlashAlert
  • Direct Emails – The district will send emails to parents/guardians as soon as there is a delay or closure decision. Families can receive text alerts by calling their child's school to ensure their correct contact information is updated and that they have opted to receive communications.  Community members may also sign up to receive email alerts about delays and closures.
  • Social Media - FacebookTwitter & Instagram
  • Media – Local television and radio stations frequently run delay and closure announcements

School Delay Procedures