Occasionally, adverse weather conditions or other emergency situations may make it necessary to cancel school, delay the start of school, cancel evening activities or run buses on main/paved roads only. When these situations occur, notice will be communicated to WOOD TV 8, WXMI Fox 17, and WZZM TV 13 through the Grand Rapids Area Information Line (GRAIL) to all subscribing area media.
If you are concerned, you may pick up your child(ren) at any time during a tornado “watch” or “warning”. You must sign them out in the appropriate office. Parents may NOT pick up children other than their own unless written permission is on file at the school office. DO NOT call the school building inquiring about tornado procedures during the period of a tornado “watch” or “warning” because telephone lines are needed for emergency communication.
Please have a plan for your child(ren) when no one will be at home upon arrival from school.
If a Tornado Watch is in effect at regular dismissal times, students
will be dismissed to their normal bus runs. Weather conditions will be
evaluated for walkers and, if unsafe, these students will be held at
school and their parents notified. Students who drive will be released.
If a Tornado Warning is in effect, or if a tornado appears, during
regular school hours, children will be kept at school in predetermined
shelter areas until the warning is lifted. All students including those
who walk and drive will be held in school until the warning is lifted or parents pick them up.
After School Activities
If a Tornado Watch or Tornado Warning is announced during school
hours, all after-school and evening activities will be CANCELLED. If
an “ALL CLEAR” is announced TWO Hours prior to the starting time of an
activity, it shall meet as scheduled.
When school evening activities are cancelled, this cancellation also includes
all clubs, organizations and extra-curricular events held on campus and
scheduled for that evening.
the event of a 2-hour delay, students will be picked up by the bus
approximately 2 hours later than their routine pick-up time. Morning
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) and morning preschool classes
will be cancelled.
Campus Kids will be open on days that school is closed and / or delayed unless otherwise noted in school closing announcements.
will not transport students to Kent Career and Technical Center for 1st
session when a school delay or cancellation is issued. Students will be
given a weather-related absence at KCTC when we are officially not
transporting them. Students who choose to drive personal vehicles to
KCTC on school delays or cancellations assume responsibility for their