FHSD Announces 2022-2023 Inclement Weather Plans
November 21, 2022
The letter below was shared with Forest Hills School District families and staff today to share information about how the district approaches bad weather and makes decisions regarding school delays or closures. To view the FHSD Inclement Weather Guidelines for 2022-2023, which includes potential schedule changes and procedures, please click here. The chart is also copied at the bottom of this article.
Dear Forest Hills Families,
The first day of winter is approaching and with it comes the possibility of school closings and delays due to natural elements, hazardous road conditions or power outages.
The decision to close or delay school is made with the safety of students, parents and employees in mind. One of the district’s core commitments is to provide a safe and secure learning environment for everyone in our schools. With that in mind, now is a good time for families to begin thinking about alternate plans for children should school be delayed, dismissed early or closed due to winter weather, which can impact road conditions and safety.
Our team works hard to monitor weather and road conditions when making a determination to close or delay school. To help assess those conditions, FHSD employees personally drive district roads, confer with road crews district-wide and consider local meteorology reports. We know students are better served academically when in school, but safety is our top priority.
Should there be a need to close schools, Forest Hills latchkey programs will be cancelled. 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.
Click here to view the inclement weather chart for more information.
When schools are delayed or closed, parents of FHSD students will receive a phone call on the number provided to us. If your phone number has recently changed, please notify your child’s school. Closings and delays will also be communicated on television, radio, the district website and official FHSD social media accounts.
- Facebook: Forest Hills School District or facebook.com/ForestHillsSchoolDistrict
- Twitter: @FHSchools or twitter.com/FHSchools
- Instagram: @foresthillsschooldistrict or instagram.com/foresthillsschooldistrict/
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Larry R. Hook