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 buses.
We will monitoring local and National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts and will use that information to determine if weather conditions warrant closing schools for that day.
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.
In cases of extreme weather, the Superintendent is authorized by the School Board to close schools or to delay the starting time. When such conditions exist, the school system notifies radio and television stations, that in turn pass this information to you.
The decision to close or hold school is made by 6:00 am; no decisions are made the day before. Unless you hear over the radio or television that schools are closed, they will be open. Please do not call the radio or television station or the school switchboard.
Generally, it is not considered wise to dismiss school once it starts. Many working parents are not prepared to receive children early, so safety becomes a major concern. In case of inclement weather, parents may personally decide not to let their children come to school. They may also pick children up from school anytime during the day. We will not dismiss students upon phone request.
For students enrolled through the Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD): If the district that you reside in closes school there will no transportation for that day. If the district that you reside in delays due to weather, there will be no morning bus service to Fridley on that day.
Children absent in inclement weather when school is held will be marked absent and treated the same as in any other legitimate absence. The school, though, must receive proper parental notice.
In short, the Fridley Public School District is dedicated to the safety and education of your children. It is the District's intent to keep schools open every school day possible during inclement weather.
Click on the KARE 11 link below for current information about school closings and late starts#
The Fridley School District is committed to providing a high quality, challenging, international education through the International Baccalaureate Programmes for students in grades K-12. Hayes Elementary, Stevenson Elementary, Fridley Middle School, and Fridley High School are IB World Schools.
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