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Severe Weather Procedures - General Weather Related School Closing Information

School Buses Covered in Snow

The decision to close a school is no simple matter. The safety and well-being of students and staff are the Randolph County School System's top priorities. The expectation is that schools will remain open, if at all possible, for student learning on scheduled school days. In many cases, school is the safest and warmest place to be for students. 

RCSS reviews several winter weather-related factors in consideration of closing schools, including:  the ability to safely operate buses (ice, snow, visibility), total predicted snowfall, predicted temperature, and predicted wind chill factor. It is important that parents and caregivers dress children properly for these weather conditions. 

Staff work throughout the evening and early morning each severe weather day to ensure that buses will run at or near schedule and that students will be safe. The Transportation staff works to ensure the buses are ready for cold weather situations. In the event that school is cancelled due to severe weather, RCSS will contact families and staff as early as possible.  RCSS reports closings and delays to local television and radio stations. Information will also be posted on RCSS' social media pages and the RCSS district website at www.randolph.k12.nc.us.

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