School Delays and Closures

Maintenance director plowing snow at the district

Most days students will likely receive instruction like normal. In the event of adverse weather or an emergency, there may be a two hour late start as outlined in school bell schedules. Bell schedules may be found here. If severe enough, students would receive remote instruction rather than coming to campus. Please remember, all students, K - 12 should take their district issued devices to school and home daily to ensure they are prepared for changes to scheduling.

Every reasonable effort will be made to maintain normal operations, but decision to make any scheduling changes for the day will be determined by 6:00 AM and announced by 6:30 AM. Decisions are based on the ability to safely transport students to school and input from other districts. If weather and road conditions are predicted to improve, a two-hour delay will be announced and will NOT be a remote learning day. If the District opts to switch to a continuous remote instruction day, the announcement will be made that in-person school is canceled for the day. 

  1. Standard instructional day. No announcement will be made.
  2. Late Start. An announcement will be made. Students scheduled to attend class on campus will follow the late start schedule for the day.
  3. Remote Instruction. An announcement will be made. Students will log in to their normally scheduled classes in secondary schools, elementary students will refer to their schedule available in Seesaw. Teachers will provide students with instructions and plans for the day so that they may participate in remote learning through Canvas or Seesaw. 
 
SNOW DAYS
Attendance: Teachers will report attendance during each period. Students not in attendance remotely, on-time, will be marked absent.
Schedule:
  • Secondary schools, 7-period day bell schedule.
  • Elementary school, students and parents can find schedules on Seesaw.
Instruction:
  • Synchronous (Zoom) and asynchronous (student directed). These are the primary methods of delivering instruction, similar to last year.
  • Unlike last year 70% of the instructional day for remote learning will involve synchronous activities.
Other - clubs, activities, and athletics will be canceled or rescheduled after the quarantine.

 

CLOSURES DUE TO STAFFING
The day will be made up as a snow make-up day as indicated on the district calendar.
Other - clubs, activities, and athletics will be canceled or rescheduled after the quarantine.

 

TECHNOLOGY
The technology department has made a concerted effort to ensure that families needing a hot spot have been provided one. However, we understand circumstances change. Please contact the technology department at 349-1881 as soon as possible if your student needs a hot spot.
 

Communication

  • Make sure your contact information on record is up-to-date.
  • When a campus closure or a delay is to occur, notification via Parentsquare will be made.
  • Follow the district on social media for timely updates. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.
  • The most detailed information will be on the warden.wednet.edu homepage as well as local news outlets.
  • A brief pop-up banner will be used on the websites.
  • Brief information will be displayed on the electronic reader board, visible while entering campus at the main entrance.

 

Parentsquare/ studentsquare

A district wide announcement will also be made via ParentSquare which will provide the announcement by text, email, or in app depending on the selection during set up. 

 

ParentSquare

StudentSquare 

 

Transportation

In the event of a late start, Transportation Services will be delayed two hours.

 

Nutrition Services

The concession stand will open regular time 10:00-12:00, Monday - Friday for in-city students on days with a late start. Meal delivery to students in rural areas will also be delivered two hours late. On days transitioning to Remote Instruction, meals will be delivered to students in rural areas and otherwise distributed from the concession stand.

Local Media Outlets

Radio

AM

  • KPQ, 560 AM
  • KULE, 730 AM
  • KWIQ, 1020 AM
  • KBSN, 1470 AM

FM

  • KULE, 95.9 FM (EN)
  • KZML, 95.9 FM (ES)
  • KRCW 96.3 FM (ES)
  • KWWW, 96.7 FM (EN)
  • KDRM, 99.3 FM (EN)
  • KWIQ, 100.3 FM (EN)
  • LWLN, 103.3 FM (ES)

Television