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School Closing Guidelines for Elmhurst District 205

With a little snow in the air recently, it’s time to think about school closing guidelines. In the case of inclement weather, Elmhurst District 205 will only contact parents and staff when schools are closed. IF there is no announcement by 5:45 AM via the following methods, schools are open: phone, email and SMS text message (if you’ve signed up for this feature) in both English and Spanish; the District 205 website -www.elmhurst205.org (when in doubt, check it out); the District 205 Facebook page - www.facebook.com/ElmhurstD205; the District 205 Twitter account -www.twitter.com/ElmhurstD205.

Additionally, when a decision to close school has been made, you may call the District 205 Center to hear a recorded message: (630) 617-2505 for English and (630) 617-2506 for Spanish and/ or you may visit the Emergency Closing Center website - www.emergencyclosings.com (District 205 schools are listed alphabetically as DIST #205 (ELMHURST PUBLIC SCHOOLS).

We suggest downloading the Know Before You Go flyer and keeping it handy in paper form, especially during the winter months. If power is out, you may not be able to access the Emergency Closings page of the District 205 website.

In general, District 205 will not close school on a forecast, i.e., the inclement weather must be real and present. In cases where the area is hit hard by snow, it might be possible to make a call in advance (usually in the evening of the day before). Most of the time, the decision must be made early in the morning, based on conditions that have presented themselves overnight.

Temperature is only one factor. Wind chill is also taken into account. Generally, when “real feel” temperatures are -30 degrees or colder, school will be cancelled for the sake of students who ride the bus or walk to school, as frost bite can occur quickly under such extreme conditions.

Posted by: Kelly Corry Published:11/17/17
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