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Monday, 19 December 2022 13:00

Snow Days

Closures, Delayed Starts, and Early Releases Due to Weather

(Snow Days)

Utah is a winter state with the Ogden area receiving over five feet of snowfall annually. During winter months, temperatures can average in the 20s & 30s, and it’s not uncommon to experience patterns of cold and snowy weather.  

Despite inclement weather, Weber School District has a responsibility to keep schools open as long as they can be safely and effectively operated. The public relies on our schools to be open as we provide many services for children and families.  

  • In addition to learning, our schools provide breakfast and lunch to many children who might go without.  
  • Unscheduled closures on short notice may create hardships for working parents, and many children could be left home unsupervised.  
  • Neighborhood schools provide a warm and safe place for all children, so any adjustment to the school schedule must be carefully considered.

With these factors in mind, all Weber School District schools will be open on all regularly scheduled school days unless circumstances exist that create serious health and safety concerns.   

On days when snow is expected, our custodial and maintenance crews will be out early to evaluate conditions at each school. They will be checking to make sure the building can be safely opened, which includes clearing snow from parking lots and sidewalks and ensuring all heating and lighting systems are functioning properly. It’s critical that we have adequate staff on site prior to the start of classes.

Another important consideration is busing. Our transportation department is constantly monitoring weather forecasts and road conditions. They must determine if the main roadways have been cleared by plows, and if our buses are able to safely and effectively operate.

If buildings can be safely opened and buses are able to pick up students at regularly scheduled times, then school will be in session. In the event that conditions don’t allow this, the decision to modify the school schedule will be the decision of the superintendent.

We plan on our schools to be open and functioning normally throughout the school year, so notifications will only be sent out when there is a disruption to the schedule. If parents and students do not receive a notification advising them of a change in the schedule, then they should plan on school being in session.

Notifications will be sent out through the WSD notification system, so please make sure your contact information is up to date. Information may also be posted on district and school websites, as well as social media pages. Teachers and/or principals may also send out messages from their schools. Notifications will be sent out as soon as reasonably possible in order to give parents and students advanced notice of any changes.

In the event of a delayed start, morning preschool classes will be canceled. With a two hour delay, students would have minimal time in the classroom between drop off and pick up (only approximately 45 minutes) which would be disruptive to younger children to not be able to participate in a regular classroom routine. 

In the event of an early release, elementary and junior high students will be kept at school until parents have been notified and students can be safely released.

Weber School District operates 45 schools serving over 34,000 students throughout Weber County. We understand that weather and road conditions may vary from one school community to another. Any decision to delay or cancel school is based on the school or district’s situation as a whole, and not according to anyone's individual circumstances. Please consider that adjusting the schedule may be best for one family, but it could be just the opposite for another, so it’s a decision we don’t take lightly.

Ultimately, it is a parent’s decision to send their child to school. If circumstances exist where a parent doesn’t feel that their child can safely get to school, then we expect parents to make the best choice for their child in regards to attendance. Parents should also have a backup plan in place for daycare and supervision in case there is ever an adjustment to the school schedule or if they decide to keep their child home.

If a student is late or missed class due to concerns over being able to get to school safely because of adverse weather conditions, then we will work closely with them in making up any missed assignments.

Thursday, 17 November 2022 00:56

Wall of Honor at Burch Creek Elementary

 
Every November in honor of Veteran's Day the students and staff at Burch Creek Elementary bring in pictures of their family members who have served or are currently serving in the military. We love to see and be able to honor all of our students and staff members Veterans and Service Members. Thank you for your service!
Tuesday, 08 November 2022 07:59

Text Only District Calendar

Monday, 07 November 2022 10:51

Select Health News

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Friday, 28 October 2022 13:28

STEM Expo Family Night 2022

stem expo informationNov 7, 2022-

Davis Conference Center, Layton, UT

4:00-7:30 pm

Bring your family to the free STEM EXPO (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Parents and students from Davis, Weber, Ogden and Morgan School Districts are invited to attend this FREE family event featuring local STEM businesses and education institutions.

Learn about Career opportunities in the local STEM industries. Meet with representatives of local technical colleges, community colleges, and universities to explore educational pathways. Come be a part of the explosive and exciting world of STEM!

  • Open to grades K-12

  • Explore STEM Careers

  • Hands-on Activities for kids

  • Interactive Displays

  • 50+ Businesses

  • Career and College Planning

  • Concessions will be available

Visit stemexpoutah.org

Friday, 07 October 2022 08:19

Text Only Calendar

Monday, 26 September 2022 10:30

Board Policy 8200

Request for Reconsideration of Library/Media Center Materials

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Tuesday, 20 September 2022 14:33

Legal & Compliance

Heidi Alder PT Legal Counsel (801) 476-7823

Heidi Alder

PT Legal Counsel

(801) 476-7823

5320 ADAMS Ave Parkway
OGDEN, UT 84405

Weber School District Legal & Compliance

Friday, 02 September 2022 13:32

Fall Book Blitz

Presented by Weber School District Media Services and Shadow Mountain Publishing

FALL BOOK BLITZ

Thursday, September 8
5PM-8PM
Roy Junior High
5347 South 2100 West, Roy Utah

Food Trucks ** Bookstore ** Free Posters

J. Scott Savage

Featuring Award-Winning Author

J. Scott Savage

Purchase a copy of Scott's NEW book, The Lost Wonderland Diaries 2: Secrets of the Looking Glass, and receive a fun Launch Party Swag Pack that includes a poster, custom artowrk and an EXCLUSIVE metal Varpal Sword bookmark!

A photo of series book covers. A fun and clever return to Wonderland - Kirkus Reviews

 

Other Authers at the Event

Shelly Brown, Chad Morris, Frank L. Cole, Wendy Swore, Dustin Hansen, Celesta Rimington, Kaela Rivera, Mike Thayer, Annie Bailey, Greg & Amy Newbold, Kristyn Crow, Jennifer Jenkins, Kathryn Purdie, Tricia Levenseller, Lehua Parker, Jeff Moore, Jennifer Lee, Allison Hong Merrill, Emily Inouye Huey and Tiffany Rosenhan

 

 

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