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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 and Facebook messages
  • An updated status on the District homepage
  • This applies to full-day closures, 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 minus-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.