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Inclement Weather

Notification Timeline for School Cancellation or Delay

 Time (Approximate)   

 Where to find info

5:00am

Posted on the district’s website, Facebook page, Twitter and sent to media

5:15am

Parent and staff emails, phone calls and text alerts sent through Skylert**

** If you do not want to receive a text or phone call, you must update your notification preferences in the Skylert system. See directions below.

Reopening of school the following day will only be announced on the campus and district websites, not sent through Skylert notifications. The closing announcement will be made each day as necessary.

For time-sensitive notifications, Eanes ISD uses Skylert to inform parents and staff via email, phone and/or text of situations. Families are automatically signed up for notifications but they may change their contact preferences at any time.

Families may update their Skylert notification preferences by logging in to Family Access and clicking on the Skylert link.  For more information about Skylert, including the different categories and how to change your settings visit: http://www.eanesisd.net/skylert.

Staff members will find information on how to update their notifications here: http://www.eanesisd.net/infocenter

Late Start Procedure

Late Start procedures will be implemented when there is clear evidence that if the start of the day is delayed approximately 2 hours, it will be safe to transport your child. Bus routes will be adjusted, with pick‐up times starting 2 hours later than a regular school day. Child Development Centers at Barton Creek, Cedar Creek and Valley View will start at 9 a.m.

The starting times differ depending on the normal starting time for your school. All schools will begin exactly 2 hours late. Scroll to bottom of page to see late start times.

Early Dismissal Procedure

In the event of weather conditions deteriorating after school starts, there may be some occasions where it will be necessary to dismiss school two hours early to allow sufficient time for safe transportation of all students. Phones messages, texts, emails and postings on the district web page will keep parents updated regarding the progress of early dismissal. In the event of early dismissal, the Child Development Centers at Barton Creek, Cedar Creek and Valley View will close when the associated campus is dismissed, and Easy Care will not operate afterschool care. Early dismissal notifications will be sent as soon as the determination to close early is made. Scroll to bottom of page to see dismissal times.

How Decisions are Made

In times of inclement weather, the Eanes ISD management team led by the Superintendent, uses an established decision-making process to determine if school should be cancelled, delayed, or released early. The safety of your child is at the forefront in the decision-making process. The Superintendent and Safety Director consult with the local Office of Emergency Management, other school districts and local meteorologists before making a decision. The Director of Transportation drives district bus routes and uses a system of district-wide "spotters" to report on road conditions well before 5am. Maintenance and Operations staff are consulted to determine if facilities are in good working order. Consideration also is given to event schedules, staffing and any special conditions that may affect student safety.

Start/Release Timing

During possibilities of inclement weather, the following chart shows approximate times of late start or early dismissal situations for Eanes ISD schools. Make plans in advance for childcare arrangements in case any kind of severe weather closes school during the day. Discuss your family’s plan of action with your children to avoid last minute confusion. In the case of early dismissal, children should know ahead of time if they are to ride the bus, walk home or wait for parent or other arrangements.

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER TIMING
(APPROXIMATE)

Late Start
(2 hour delay)

Early Dismissal
(2 hours early)

School Regular
Start
Time
Delayed
Start
Time
Regular
Dismissal
Time
Early
Dismissal
Time

BCE

7:40am 9:40am

2:50pm

12:50pm
BPE 7:45am 9:45am 2:55pm 12:55pm

CCE

7:40am 9:40am 2:50pm 12:50pm
EE 7:35am 9:35am 2:45pm 12:45pm
FTE 8:20am 10:20am 3:30pm 1:30pm

VVE

7:45am 9:45am 2:55pm 12:55pm
HCMS 8:30am 10:30am 3:57pm 1:57pm
WRMS 8:30am 10:30am 3:55pm 1:55pm
WHS
(includes
ATS, TLC)
8:45am 10:45am 4:10pm 2:10pm

CDC
(locations:
BCE, CCE
& VVE)

7:00am 9:00am Close at 5:30pm Follow associated
campus’ dismissal
time (see
times above)
EASY CARE N/A N/A Close at 6pm Follow associated
campus’ dismissal
time (see
times above)