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The potential for a DELAYED START or SCHOOL CLOSINGS may occur during the school year. The determination as to whether school is delayed or closed begins at approximately 4:00 a.m. School district employees assess the road conditions by driving school district areas. Other area school and city officials are consulted before the final decision is made to delay or close school. Generally, the superintendent will follow the recommendations of a number of school and other officials and make the decision to delay or close school between 5:15 and 5:45 a.m.
→ School will begin two hours after the regularly scheduled start times for students and staff.
→ The morning Preschool and morning LatchKey programs are cancelled.
→ No bus transportation will be provided for the morning Cuyahoga Valley Career Center session.
→ All other busses, including private school busses, will be on a two-hour delayed schedule; that is, two hours later
→ than the regular morning pick-up time for students.
→ Please remember that the safety of your child is our first concern. Do not drop off your child prior to the delayed
→ start time, because all school buildings will be closed until two hours after the regularly scheduled start time.
→ The school day will end at the regularly scheduled time.
→ If school is cancelled for the remainder of the day, you will receive a second AlertNow message by 8 am.
→ No buildings are open.
→ All after-school activities and meetings are cancelled.
Notice of delayed start or closing will be posted on the District Website; broadcast by television stations, radio stations and AlertNow Notification Service.
- TV Stations: 3, 5, 8, 19, 23, 43
- Radio Stations: WTAM, News Radio 1100 AM, WMVZ, The Lake 106.5 FM, WMJI Magic 105.7 FM, WQAL, 104.1 FM, WDOK, Soft Rock 102.1 FM, WMMS, The Buzzard 100.7 FM, WGAR, Country 99.5 FM, WKDD 98.1 FM, WAKS, KISS 96.5 FM, and WHLO 560 AM.
- AlertNow Notification Service will send telephone messages to parents and legal guardians about school emergencies or events, school delays or cancellations due to inclement weather, as well as remind you of Open Houses and Conferences. You will also be called to verify your child's absence if we have not heard from you. The successful use of this system is dependent upon accurate contact information for each student, so please make certain that we have current phone numbers. On the first day of school, your student will bring home a Student Emergency Card which has a special area for three contact numbers to be used for the new school year by AlertNow. All three numbers will receive absence and emergency calls. In addition, the first listed number will receive snow day and general calls. Please return the form to your student's building as soon as possible.
What you need to know about receiving calls sent through ALERTNOW:
Your Caller ID will display your student's school's main phone number when general messages or absence calls are delivered:
→ 330-486-2030 - Wilcox Primary
→ 330-486-2100 - Bissell Elementary
→ 330-486-2200 - Dodge Intermediate
→ 330-486-2281 - R. B. Chamberlin Middle
→ 330-486-2400 - Twinsburg High
→ Your Caller ID will display 330-486-2000 when delayed start, snow day or general calls are delivered.
→ Your Caller ID will display 411-000-0000 when emergency calls are delivered.
→ ALERTNOW will leave a message on any answering machine unless it is blocked by a privacy manager.
→ ALERTNOW will leave a message using direct numbers only - no extensions.
→ A "live" message can be replayed by pressing 1.
→ You can REPLAY ANY MESSAGE sent to you over the last fifteen days by going to
→ www.alertnowmessage.com and typing in your phone number. (Do not type in your email address.)
→ In the event of power outages, cordless phones and internet-based phones will not work.
→ Only land line phones and cell phones can get calls when there is no electricity.
It is important for parents to have a plan in place in the event of a school delay or closing. Children tend to adjust to the situation if you have reviewed your family's plan ahead of time.
If you have trouble with the AlertNow message, please use the link below for troubleshooting advice.