Extreme Weather Watch
All Fridley Public Schools are closed today, Friday, February 21, 2014 due to weather conditions. Activities, after school programs and childcare are also canceled for today.
9th grade orientation has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 25 at 6:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Stevenson Elementary School conferences have also been rescheduled and will take place on Thursday, February 27.
The decision to close schools is often a difficult one to make. Students need to be in school and closing schools affect families and students in many ways. We are very mindful of this and hope that the weather conditions will not worsen and that Fridley schools will be open.
But should frigid temperatures get worse, Superintendent Dr. Flathmann, will announce a decision to close schools. Again, we hope that the weather will be moderate and that schools will be open. The information below is to help families plan accordingly for their children should weather conditions become dangerously cold:
- Sustained temperatures of 35 to 40 degrees below zero pose a severe risk for anyone who is exposed to such temperatures and can also affect the performance of busses.
- We will be monitoring local and National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts for early Monday morning and will use that information to determine if weather conditions warrant closing schools for that day.
- Should the decision be reached to close schools on Monday, parents and families will be notified late Sunday afternoon. District officials will wait as long as possible to have the most current information from the NWS before making a decision.
- Information will also be available on this page of our website and you can also watch your local news channels for additional weather updates.
Schools will be open unless you receive a message from the district through voice-mail, and email. Stay warm and safe and we look forward to seeing all our students when they return to school.