Inclement Weather Policy

When inclement weather is in the forecast, Wayside Schools may choose to delay the start of school or cancel school altogether. This is a decision made for the safety of our families and staff.

How and When Are Decisions Made?

Because our campuses are within AISD’s geographical boundaries, our school closures and delays are in line with AISD. Whenever there is compelling information the day before anticipated inclement weather, a decision will be made regarding delays/closures before 9 p.m., if possible. If there is no information before 9 p.m. the day before, a decision will be made the next day by approximately 6 a.m.

How Will I Be Notified?

Wayside Schools will notify parents via email, text, Facebook and Twitter about any school closures. To receive these alerts, please ensure that you are subscribed to our mailing list, and we have your cell phone number on file. In addition, if you are concerned about inclement weather, please monitor your local news channels for an announcement.

Please note that Wayside Schools will only send notifications if school is delayed or cancelled. We will NOT make an announcement if there is no impact to the school schedule.

When Are Make-Up Days?

Each year, Wayside Schools schedules two make-up days. For the 2019-2020 school year, planned make-up days are April 10 and May 29. In the event of a school closure due to inclement weather, we will notify parents about these dates.

Are Extracurricular Events Canceled?

In the event of a school cancellation, the campus will remain closed for the entire day. This means that all extracurricular events will be canceled and rescheduled when possible.

How Do Delays Work?

Unless otherwise noted, delays typically mean the school day begins two hours later than usual. This means elementary schools will begin at 9:45 a.m., while Wayside: Middle School will start at 10 a.m. and High School will begin at 10:15 a.m. In these instances, morning Pre-K is canceled and afternoon Pre-K schedule is unchanged.

Drop-off begins 30 minutes prior to the changed start time.

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