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Information on school closings due to weather conditions

Class of 2018 Commencement

The Fridley High School Class of 2018 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 31 at 7 PM at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in Saint Paul. For more information, click here.

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School closings due to weather conditions


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. Generally, it is not considered wise to close dismiss schools once they start. Many working parents are not prepared to receive children early, so safety becomes a major concern.  We are very mindful of this and will only make a decision to close schools when weather conditions create a risk to the safety of our students and staff.


Making the Decision

Here are some primary factors district officials consider when making a decision to close schools:

  • Safety and wellbeing of students
  • Severity of the weather and duration of the severity
  • The ability of buses and cars to travel safely.
The superintendent and district officials monitor the National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts and use that information to determine if weather conditions warrant closings schools for that day.  The decision to close schools is made by 6:00 a.m. of that day, and not the day or evening before.  District officials wait as long as possible to have the most current weather report and updates from NWS before making a decision.


Notifying Families

If weather conditions are extreme to a point where a decision is made to close schools, the district will notify families as soon as possible through:

  • Phone calls and email
  • Announcement on local news channels
  • District website
  • Social media (Facebook and Twitter)

In case on inclement weather, parents may personally decide not to let their children come to school.  Children absent in inclement weather when schools are open will be marked absent and the absence will be treated the same as in any other legitimate absences.  The school must however receive proper notice of the child's absence. In case of inclement weather, parents may also pick up their children from school anytime during the day.  We will not dismiss students upon phone request.
Please remember: Schools will remain open unless you receive a message from the district through the communication avenues listed above.

Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD)

Students enrolled through the Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD): If the district you reside in closes school, there will be no transportation for that day to Fridley Public Schools.  If the district that you reside in delays school due to poor weather conditions, there will be no morning bus service to Fridley on that day.


 


Fridley High School AVID 10-12th grade students attended the Northwestern Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD) Leadership Conference on May 14, 2018.

Fridley High School staff received teacher innovation grants on behalf of the Fridley Schools Foundation on May 17, 2018.

Fridley High School held its 60th Scholastic Achievement & Recognition Banquet on May 18, 2018. The Scholastic Banquet, sponsored by the Fridley Lions Club, is held annually to honor Fridley High School students who have earned high achievements and accolades.

Stevenson Elementary held an end-of-the-year Integrity Celebration to recognize student success and achievements on May 18, 2018.

The Fridley High School English Learners (EL) program held its annual Senior Farewell celebration on May 11, 2018.

Fridley Public Schools recognized and honored its volunteers at the seventh annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on May 10, 2018.

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