School Delays and Closings Information
School, programs and activities may be closed and/or canceled by the Superintendent in the event of extreme weather conditions. Upon a decision to close, delay school or dismiss early, families will be informed through a variety of communications.
- A phone call, text message and email (if opted in) will be sent to all PK-12 families. This will be sent to the emergency contact(s) listed in their Parent Portal.
- A message will be posted on the homepage of isd194.org.
- Messages will be posted on the Lakeville Area Schools Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.
- Announcement on local television stations
As a general rule, schools will be canceled or delayed if the air temperature is -25 degrees Fahrenheit or colder or the wind chill is -35 degrees Fahrenheit or colder.
Day-of-school weather decisions will be announced by 6 a.m. Decisions regarding evening Community Education programs, district co-curricular sports and activities and facility use by non-district community groups will be determined by 1 p.m. and communicated as early as possible.
Parents should be sure children dress appropriately for the weather during these exceptionally cold days. Note that when adverse weather conditions exist, buses may run late. Parents are advised to make plans for the care of their children in the event of a school closing, late start or early dismissal.
We know that closing schools can be disruptive, especially for working families. Student and staff safety is our primary concern. Ultimately, the decision to send children to school remains with families. Parents/guardians wishing to keep their children home if they feel weather conditions are unsafe should report the absence to their school so it may be considered as excused. Lakeville Area Schools supports those decisions that are made for the safety and health of students. There are no negative consequences, and our schools work with families to assure that work is made up when an absence is safety-related.
After the first snow day of the school year, the Superintendent may call a Flexible Learning (FLEX) Day for K-12 students. On FLEX Days, students will continue to learn from home by completing online or offline assignments given by their teachers. The notification methods listed above will indicate whether the day will be a FLEX Day or a typical snow day. Please visit the FLEX Days page for more information.