Delayed Option for Weather

Delayed Option Start Created for USD 305

Should it be needed, a delayed start will now be an option instead of cancelling a whole day at Salina Public Schools. This option could be used if snowy roads could be cleared given a few hours or if wind chills are too low during early morning hours but temperatures are expected to warm up within a few hours. By adding the possibility of a delayed start, the district will have a way to better minimize the loss of instruction while maintaining the safety of students and staff.

  • School cancellation
  • Delayed Start  New!

The district will communicate as soon as possible, no later than 5:00 a.m., using its rapid notification system if either of these is required. Notifications will be sent to families and staff via phone, email and text. (Parents and guardians are encouraged to update their contact information in Skyward.)

Details of a delayed start:

  • Bus routes: General education and special education bus routes will proceed on a 2-hour delay.
  • Pre-K: Morning classes will be cancelled. Afternoon classes will pick-up as normal.
  • Foodservice: Breakfast will not be served and there will not be a choice lunch option at elementary schools.
  • Elementary Band/Strings: Cancelled if a 2-hour delay.
  • Heartland: A.M. pre-K will be cancelled. Breakfast will not be served.
  • Salina Adult Education Center: All A.M. sessions and any GED testing scheduled for the day will be cancelled.

Changes to the school schedule are not taken lightly. While calling cancellation and delayed-start days creates inconveniences for families and impacts instruction time, upholding the safety of students and staff is our priority.

As always, the final decision about your students’ safety is yours. If you choose to keep your student home when inclement weather occurs please contact the school attendance office and follow the 
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