School Closure Protocol

In anticipation of winter weather, the Preston School District is working to prepare schools and patrons for what could possibly be a snow day or school closure. When closures happen, we will either have a full-day closure, or run a 2-hour late start schedule. To keep from having to make up days during Spring Break or extending the school year into summer vacation, we will generally avoid closing schools for a complete day whenever possible.

If a large snow storm hits in the late evening or early morning, bus pick-ups and school starting times may be set back exactly two hours later than normal times. This delayed start will give adequate time for snowplows to clear roads and ensure traveling is safe for all drivers in and around Preston.

As an example, a school regularly starting at 8:00 am will start at 10:00 am on a late start day. A regular bus pick-up at 7:15 am will be at 9:15 am. ALL schools, however, will keep dismissal times as originally scheduled.

If you are unsure of whether or not a storm has warranted full-day closure, a late start delay, or no change to the schedule, please check the homepage of the district website and Facebook page, where notice will be placed in a prominent place. You can also listen to KACH or KVNU Radio for updated information regarding the status of the school day. Additionally, the district will send notification through the Alert Solutions system. If a notice has not been posted by 6:00 am, schools and bus routes will likely operate on the standard schedule.