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Severe Weather and Other Emergencies

The safety of our students is our number one priority.  In the event of inclement weather, Cedar Springs Public Schools will follow the National Weather Service warnings and watches to determine both current and likely future conditions.

Occasionally adverse weather conditions or other emergency situations may make it necessary to cancel school, delay the start of school, or send students home early. When these situations occur, notice will be communicated to WOOD TV 8, WZZM Channel 13, and WXMI TV 17 through the Grand Rapids Area Information Line (GRAIL).

In a 2-hour delay students will be picked up by the bus approximately 2 hours later than their routine pick-up time. Morning ECSE and Preschool classes will be cancelled. With a 2-hour delay in effect, parents, students and staff should monitor the announcements in the event of the delay changing to a cancellation. The buses will not transport students to the 1st session at the Kent ISD Skill Center when a school delay or cancellation is issued.

In the event of an emergency, the plan outlined below will be followed.

Severe weather watch or warning during school hours:

  • In the event a tornado watch or severe weather watch is in effect, school will continue with students participating in their usual activities. Dismissal will occur at regularly scheduled times.
  • If a tornado WARNING is issued by the US Weather Bureau, students will remain in school and take shelter under the supervision of teachers. Students may be detained beyond the regular school dismissal time, until an all-clear is issued.
  • During a tornado WARNING all after-school activities will be cancelled.

Please review these procedures with your children, and arrange for an alternative shelter home where students can go in the event of an early dismissal or 2-hour delay if you will not be home. Review your family’s plan with your children on a regular basis.

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