Winter Weather Reminders
With the looming possibility of winter weather in the coming days, we'd like to take a minute to remind you of Oakhill's procedures for inclement/winter weather.
It is Oakhill's intent to conduct school each day of the current school calendar unless inclement weather prohibits safe travel to and from school. Once we are in school we will remain in school according to the full day schedule. Kids' Club and after school classes and clubs will continue as planned unless notified otherwise. Evening events will not automatically be cancelled. Please watch the website for information regarding evening program cancellations. Parents can also sign up to receive cancellation calendar alerts as well as text alerts via School Messenger. Snow and ice days are not made up throughout the year, nor are credits given for lunches.
Parents ultimately make the final decision on your student's school attendance. If, in your judgment, you do not feel safe transporting your student(s) to school, you have the right not to. In that event, please contact school to let us know your student(s) will not be attending. As a parent, you also have the right to sign your student(s) out early due to weather conditions.
When inclement weather is predicted, suspected or imminent, the following procedures will be implemented.
- During inclement weather, it is best to check in this order: 1) look for a text message (if you have chosen to opt-in to School Messenger), voicemail/phone call, or email; 2) check the website; 3) call the school at 816-436-6228; 4) Check Facebook /Twitter; and 5) watch the morning news stations, prior to leaving home if you have a long drive and doubt whether school will be open.
- Every effort is made to call off school as early as possible. Snow days will be called by the Head of School with the safety of students, parents, and its employees as the number one priority. Although we will not follow North Kansas City, Liberty, and Park Hill closing, their decision to close will be a factor as the decision is being made.
- There may be days we have a delayed start time to allow road conditions to improve. Always check the website or call the school to be aware of such a delay. In such an instance, car line will begin at 10:00 a.m. with school starting at 10:30 a.m. Kids' Club will not be available before a late start.
Days when snow is on the ground and school is in session: Please send snow gear – boots, snow pants, coats, gloves etc. for the recess and gym time on a day in which the temperature and conditions allow for fun in the snow.
To opt-in to text alerts, text "Y" or "YES" to 67587.