Weather-Related Closings & Delays

  • What determines a weather-related closing at Midlakes schools? 

    • Road conditions
    • Temperature, including extreme wind chill
    • Weather radar and forecast 

    How will I know if a school is closed? 

    • A phone call will be made to your home or cell phone via the automated School Messenger system. 
    • The local media will be notified (WHAM, WROC, WHEC, Spectrum, WSTM-TV3 Syracuse, Finger Lakes Radio Group, WACK-AM radio, and WYLF-AM radio) 
    • Twitter messages
    • An updated status on the District Homepage
    • This applies not only to full-day closures, but also delays, early dismissals, and evening cancellations. 

    Why is school closed when it's not snowing? 

    • Extremely cold temperatures can impact school closures.
    • No one should be outside with unprotected skin and wind-chill factors in the range of-40 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • Injuries can occur sooner at lower temperatures. As we approach wind chills of -25 degrees Fahrenheit, it may be time to consider closing.