Inclement Weather Cancellation

Cancellation/Delay Process - Inclement Weather
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In the event of inclement weather causing school delays or cancellations, the following informational resources are provided to parents:

  1. Cancellations or delays will be posted on the district's and schools' web site homepage. 
  2. Cancellations or delays will be communicated to parents/guardians via the SchoolMessenger System to their phone number, email address, SMS Text (if adopted-in) of record.  Should a call or an email not be received, please contact your child's school to update your contact information. 
  3. Cancellations or delays will be recorded on the district's main office line, 803-548-2527.
  4. Cancellations or delays will be communicated to the following local radio an news services:  The Fort Mill Times, The Herald, WSOCtv, WCNCtv, WBtv, WRHI Radio, 98.5 WYTX Radio, and CN2. 

*** A decision to cancel or delay school openings will be made by the Superintendent no later than 6:00 a.m.  If school openings are delayed, breakfast will not be served.  Adjustments to planned lunch menus may also be made due to school opening delays. 

*** In the event school openings are delayed, all 4-year old programs (both a.m. and p.m. sessions) are canceled.

*** If hazardous weather conditions develop during the school day, a decision to close schools early will be communicated to parents/guardians via the SchoolMessenger system as soon as the decision is made. The same protocol as noted above will be followed.  Elementary school students served by bus transportation will be served first.  High school and middle school bus students will be dismissed approximately 1 hour following elementary dismissal.  It is very important for parents to have a plan in place in the event school is canceled during school hours. Bus services will be in operation. Onsite after-school care will be canceled, so having a plan in place and having your child understand that plan greatly reduces confusion when adjustments to the school day are made due to inclement weather.

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