Winter weather FAQ for parents and students.
With the recent change in the weather, Claremore Public Schools is providing information that may answer frequently asked questions regarding winter weather scenarios.
How do you decide to close school?
Our goal is to hold school according to the calendar approved by the Board of Education. We understand the logistical challenges caused by closing school with limited notice and will only do so if needed to ensure the safety of our students and staff.
Several factors are taken into consideration when deciding to close, including the amount of snow or freezing rain, road conditions, temperature, windchill and the ability to clear parking lots and sidewalks. District administrators closely monitor local forecasts and continuously consult with trained meteorologists from local media partners when the potential for severe weather is first announced.
District administrators also personally drive roads in different areas of the school district to determine conditions beginning as early as 3 a.m.
When and how will I be notified school is closed?
Our goal is to make the final decision to cancel school no later than 6:00 a.m. on the day under consideration. There are some circumstances where severe winter conditions already exist, and we are able to determine the need to close school on the night before. However, we know the weather in Oklahoma can change rapidly and even the best forecast may change before a storm hits.
If school is closed or any adjustments to the schedule need to be made, an announcement will be made via local television stations, the district website, Facebook, and the district's alert notification system (All Call, text, and notifications through the APP).
If school is closed, all afterschool activities, including athletic practices and home competitions and district evening events, will be canceled.