As we shared in our special e-Bulletin over the weekend, generally speaking, cold temperatures alone will not suffice for PA to close. In winter-weather situations that do lead to a late start or school closure, the decision will generally be made and communicated by 6:30 a.m. that morning. If the decision is made early in the morning rather than the night before, we use a “phone blast” system to share information via each family’s phone numbers registered with the school. In addition, the information is broadcast on WCCO and KARE 11 TV and posted on their websites promptly when a decision is made.

During a winter-weather day when school is in session, any early dismissal will also be shared by “phone blast,” TV and TV websites. Important information about after school and evening activities will be shared as well.

We always urge our bus drivers to make safety a priority over arrival timeliness and we encourage your family to do the same. The school makes ample provision for late arrivals on bad-weather days without issuing tardies.

And we honor a family’s decision not to travel to school whenever you judge your own situation to be unsafe.

If you have any questions regarding Providence Academy communications, email communications@providenceacademy.org or call (763) 258-2500.

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