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Laramie County School District #1 Emergency and Inclement Weather Procedures

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The following are the emergency and inclement weather procedures for Laramie County School District#1:

LCSD1’s rapid-notification system, ParentLink, is

used as a communications tool to parents to quickly

send phone and e-mail messages. This system

will be used in case of emergency and inclement

weather situations. For example, ParentLink will notify

parents of late starts, early releases and emergency

closures due to weather or a crisis situation. School

is canceled only during unusual circumstances such

as extreme weather, facilities or equipment failure, an

environmental hazard or a public crisis that causes a

signifi cant safety risk.

Do not call the school! LCSD1’s ParentLink

system, along with all local radio and TV stations will

provide the most current information to parents and

the community on weather or emergency situations.

It is imperative that all district lines are open for vital communications.

Emergency Closure Forms are included as part of

your student’s electronic sign-up process. Changes to

the information should be submitted promptly to your

child(ren)’s school offi ce(s). Up-to-date information

is vital in the event of an emergency closure. Please

discuss with your child(ren) the process to follow in

case of early dismissal.

Late Start: Two-Hour Delay Opening

If weather conditions prevent making a decision

regarding school closure by 5:30 a.m., a two-hour delay

may be initiated to allow time for a fi nal determination.

Two-hour delays are effective for all schools and all

students. If school will not be held after the two-hour

delay, an announcement will be sent through LCSD1’s

ParentLink system and the media.

Emergency Closing/Early Release

Whenever possible, school closure announcements

will be made the evening before via ParentLink and on

all 10 p.m. TV and radio broadcasts. If it is not possible, an announcement will be made by 5:30 a.m.

If school is closed during the day due to a

snowstorm, it is determined that all students have

satisfactory transportation. Parent instructions from

each student’s emergency closure form are followed.

Inclement Weather Boundaries

LCSD1 does not bus outside the described boundary

during bad weather, even when school is in session.

Rural buses do not run. Parents living outside of the

boundary areas who decide to take their children to

school during these conditions, will be responsible for

picking up their children in the afternoon, regardless

of the weather conditions. “

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