winter weather

Posted in , on January 31, 2022

There’s a chance that winter weather will impact the Arlington ISD this week, and we want you to be ready. Here are three tips to keep you warm and informed:

STAY INFORMED

Closings or school delays are sent by email and text messages to parents who are opted in to receive communication from the district. Please make sure your notifications are set up correctly in Parent Self Serve. We also announce closures or delays on our websiteFacebook and Twitter. We alert Fox 4 News, NBC5, WFAA, CBS11, Univision, Telemundo, WBAP-820 and KRLD Radio. The information is also available by downloading the Arlington ISD app from iTunes or Google Play. We typically have a decision made and posted by 5:30 a.m. 

KNOW HOW WE MAKE THE DECISION

The final say about whether or not we’ll have school is made by Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos. He takes into consideration factors such as road conditions throughout the district, the impact of the roads on our high school drivers, the amount of snow and ice, building conditions, parking lot conditions, weather predictions and good advice from the National Weather Service.

BUNDLE EVERYBODY UP

Even if the weather doesn’t close our schools, it’s still going to be cold and possibly rainy so keep that in mind as your kids head for the bus stop or the walk to school. Also remember that as staff members arrive on campus, any students who are waiting outside the building will be let in even if it’s before the normal school time that doors open. And elementary schools also have cold-weather plans for recess.

Stay alert. Bundle up for the winter weather. And remember Spring Break is a little more than a month away!