❄️ Busy? Here's the TL;DR

  1. Use your school newsletter platform for weather closures
  2. Put the key info right in the title and be specific!
  3. Share links for how to access school closure info.
  4. Specify how students should spend the day
  5. Include resources for tired parents
  6. Get started here.

We're careening from storm to storm, which means weather-related school closures.

Building & district leaders need a way to get the word out fast – and a school newsletter is perfect for that. Our severe weather school closure template has placeholders for all the key info you need to keep your community up-to-date. To get started, make sure to put the key info right in the title and be specific.

Which of the templates 👇🏽 is the easiest to understand?

Make sure folks know how to access school closure info.

Besides the bulletin you're sending out, how else can families access info? Is it posted on your website? Is there a way to get text alerts? What about via the school's MNS? Or even a local radio station! Right at top of your school newsletter, make sure to share how folks can access school closure info in the event of severe weather. You'll likely have more than one weather-related closure, so make sure to keep duplicating this info.

It'll take some folks a few repetitions 😉

GIF "I'll deal with it tomorrow"

What kind of stay-at-home day will it be?

You've got some choices! Traditional snow day, synchronous remote learning, or asynchronous remote learning. If you're not sure, here's a good post about what other folks are doing! If you're choosing synchronous, post the invite. If you're choosing asynchronous, let families know how to access the schoolwork. And if it's just a good old classic snow day, how about including some resources for parents & caregivers?

Whichever one you go with, the more info the better.

And if you really want to get creative, you can follow this principal's example 🤣

Get started here 👇🏽

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