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Procedures for School Delays and Cancellations
David Boland
Monday, October 28, 2019

     Winter will soon be upon us, and along with it we can expect some weather that will make for difficult travel conditions.  When the weather situation becomes challenging, three possible options can exist: school can be cancelled completely, school can be two hours late, or school may be dismissed early.  If school is cancelled completely or starts late, we will make every effort to have the announcement on the radio or TV by 6:30 a.m.  If school is going to start late, and then we need to cancel it, we will make every effort to have that change announced by 8:30 a.m.  When we let school out early, we will try to give parents 2 hours of advanced notice whenever possible.

     Please have a plan in advance for possible early school closures or delays.  Parents or guardians may want to advise their child’s teacher of any alternate plans, in case of early dismissal due to weather challenges.

    Weather related announcements will be put on the following media outlets:

            Text Messages: Sign up for the school app; for more info see below.

Website:  School website at www.seneca.k12.wi.us

Radio: WQPC, Prairie du Chien, 94.3 FM.  WVRQ, Viroqua, 102.3 FM. 

TV: WKBT, LaCrosse, Channel 8.  WXOW, LaCrosse, Channel 19. 

The most accurate source of information for school announcements is text messages and our school website.

Please do not call the school or radio stations in anticipation of announcements, this only delays the procedure and makes it more difficult to get the message out.  If you do find it necessary to call the school, dial extension 2 for school related announcements, as school cancellations will also be posted there.

Please Note: The TV stations have informed us that if less than 3 schools have announcements on a particular day, they will not run the “scrolling” announcements along the bottom of the television screen, thereby making text messages, the school website, or radio your best bet for accurate information.   

You can download the school app for free on both Google Play or the Apple App Store. Download for Android: http://bit.ly/2UDC2jb 

Download for iPhone: https://apple.co/2Uv3YWq 

Any questions, please contact us at school.