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White Bear Lake Area Schools
4855 Bloom Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Phone: 651-407-7500

Emergency School Closings
Always assume schools are open and in session, unless you hear or see differently from a source listed below.

We know that closing schools, dismissing early and starting late can be disruptive, especially for working families. Student and staff safety are our primary concern. Ultimately, the decision to send children to school remains with families. The District supports those decisions that are made for the safety and health of students. There are no negative consequences, and our schools work with families to assure that work is made up when an absence is safety-related.

How is the Community Notified?
For school closings, early dismissals and late starts, call the School Closing Hotline at (651) 407-7540 or watch/listen for information on these media outlets:

If winter weather is so severe that schools need to close, parents will also be alerted in three ways as soon as a decision is made:
  • A SchoolMessenger phone message and email will be sent to all parents.
  • A message will be posted on the homepage of www.isd624.org.
  • Messages will be posted on the District's Facebook and Twitter pages.

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What's canceled when all schools are closed?

In the event that the schools are closed, the following will be canceled:

  • Class for grades K-12, including Transition Education Center (TEC)
  • Before- and after-school activities
  • Early Childhood Family/Special Education programs
  • School Readiness Preschool
  • Bear FUNdamentals

 

What's delayed/canceled when there is a 2-hour late start?

In the event that the school start time is delayed by two hours, the following will occur:

   Class for grades K-12, including Transition Education
   Center (TEC)
   Classes begin 2 hours later than
   regularly scheduled. 
   Before-school activities    Canceled.
   Busing for grades K-12    Buses scheduled for exactly 2 hours later
   than regularly scheduled.
   Morning Extended Day     Extended Day locations open at 8:30 a.m.
   Early Childhood Family/Special Education Programs:
   Classes with a start time before noon
   Canceled.
   Early Childhood Family/Special Education Programs:
   Classes with a start time after noon
   Begin at regularly scheduled time.
   School Readiness Preschool (part-day):
   Classes with a start time before 10:30 a.m.
   Canceled.
   Bear FUNdamentals    Classes begin 2 hours later than regularly
   scheduled.
   School Breakfast    Canceled.
   School Lunch    Served as regularly scheduled.


What's closed/canceled when there is an early dismissal?

Schools may be dismissed at staggered start times in order to provide additional transportation time for buses to complete all routes. In the event that the school is dismissed early, the following will occur:

   Grades K-5    Buses run 15 minutes early.
   Grades 6-8    Buses run 30 minutes early.
   Grades 9-12, including TEC    Buses run 40 minutes early.
   After school activities, including targeted services,
   FLEX, clubs, and athletics
   Canceled.
   After-school Extended Day Program    Closes at 5 p.m.
   Early Childhood Family/Special Education Programs:
   Classes with a start time after noon.
   If early-dismissal is announced before
   scheduled start time, program will be
   canceled. If not canceled, end-of-day
   buses will run 15 minutes early.
   Bear FUNdamentals    Buses run 15 minutes early.
   School lunch    Served as regularly scheduled.

 
 
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