School Delays and Closings
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.
When adverse conditions exist, please know buses may run late at times. Parents are advised to make provisions 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. 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.