Winter Weather Guidelines & Reminders

Winter Weather Guidelines & Reminders


(January 25, 2019)

January 2019 is proving to be an especially challenging weather month. As you know, the forecasts for cold and snow heading into the final week of January seem to be changing almost hourly. I want to reassure you that D64 is staying in close contact with our fellow Maine Township school district superintendents as we navigate through these weather challenges.

In particular, I want to remind everyone of the guidelines and procedures that guide our decision-making about closing our schools. First and foremost, our decision is based on ensuring the safety of all students and staff. Please refer to the D64 winter closing guidelines for the range of factors that are considered.

When a decision is made to cancel school, parents and staff can expect to receive an automated phone call and email typically no later than 6 a.m. Announcements also appear on our website, social media, local news stations, and are provided to Also know that any decision to cancel school is based on general safety conditions for all students and staff. However, we know that conditions may vary for each student or family. If, in the event of severe weather when schools are open, you feel it is unsafe to send your student to school, please contact the school office.

Thank you for your understanding, and stay safe through this Chicago-style winter!

Your partner in education,
Dr. Laurie Heinz, Superintendent