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Reminder: Winter Weather Closing Guide

Reminder: Winter Weather Closing Guide
Posted on 11/30/2018
Wintry weatherDear Families:

As the weather turns colder and snow once again becomes a reality, please take this opportunity to review our district's Winter Weather Closing Guide. Highlights of the guide are included below, as well as information on how to update your notification preferences.

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When severe weather conditions occur, the safety and well-being of students and staff are our priority. Decisions on school cancellations, late starts and early dismissals are always given careful consideration.

Decision: Before making a decision to close school, the superintendent consults with key staff and monitors the forecast to make the best decision for students, staff and families.

When it is necessary to cancel school or have a late start, the decision is usually made by 9:30 p.m. the evening before. The district tries to avoid late starts and early dismissals because of the issues created for many of our families.

Notification: We are committed to keeping families informed of school closings through a variety of communication channels.  Information about Robbinsdale Area Schools cancellations will be communicated to families using messenger calls and email; announced on the district website; posted on our social media sites (Facebook and Twitter); and shared with the media (T.V., newspaper and radio). 

Click here to continue reading the Winter Weather Closing Guide on our website, which also defines Snow Day and Cold Day cancellations and exceptions.

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Parents/Guardians: updates to your notification settings can be made through Infinite Campus, one of our parent portals. After you log in, on the left side menu under User Account, select Contact Preferences. There you can select how you would like to be notified for an Emergency, Attendance, Behavior, General Notifications and Priority Notifications. You can also update your primary and secondary email addresses. To change or update your phone number (household, cell or work), please email Technology Services Admin Support at gretchen_cleveland@rdale.org or notify your child's school secretary.

For most parents/guardians, an Infinite Campus account was created when your child(ren) enrolled in Robbinsdale Area Schools. In order for you to access Parent Portals, the school district needs a current email address on file. If you have any questions about your Parent Portal account, contact Gretchen via email or call 763-504-8060.

Thank you for cooperation and understanding.