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Forest Hills shares inclement weather plans

December 15, 2017

Winter weather is here and with it comes the possibility of a school closing or delay due to natural elements, hazardous road conditions or power outages.

“School closings and delays are based on concern for the safety of students, parents and employees,” explained Scot T. Prebles, superintendent.  “Now is a good time for parents to begin thinking about alternate plans for children should school be delayed in opening, early in dismissing or closed due to winter weather that can create hazardous road conditions or power outages.”

Should there be a need to close schools, Forest Hills latch-key programs will not operate and all extracurricular activities will be cancelled, unless otherwise communicated. 

If there is a need to delay the start of school to allow time for streets and parking lots to be cleared of snow, ice or debris, school buses and schools will operate on a one- or two-hour delay (see chart below for detailed information).

“Forest Hills works to ensure students, staff and parents are safe when the temperature drops and the roadways become hazardous,” explained Prebles. “Our operations employees personally drive roads very early in the morning to help assess road conditions.  We work with local meteorologists and road crews in Anderson Township.  We know students are better served academically when in school, but our top priority is safety.”

When schools are delayed or closed, parents of FHSD students will receive a phone call.  Closings and delays will also be communicated on television, radio, the district website, the district Facebook page ( and the district Twitter feed (@fhschools)

inclement weather procedures