Snow Day Information

School Closing Information

School Community:

As winter approaches, our district has been preparing for the inclement weather by purchasing salt, servicing our equipment, and preparing our vehicles. However, the North Eastern Ohio unpredictable weather will still require the district to cancel school periodically. Canceling school is a tough decision for Superintendents. The decision to close school impacts our students, parents, and our community. So, the decision is made very carefully and is made based on many factors. Below I have listed some of the factors:

  • The district monitors the weather locally, regionally, and nationally. We monitor the weather for climate patterns, precipitation, and wind chill.
  • The Superintendent or an administrator will drive our district roads as early as 3:00 a.m. if necessary. This allows us first-hand experience of road conditions specific to Oberlin. We have 1/3 of our student’s riding the school bus each day and many students walking to school so severe cold weather and road conditions will impact student safety.
  • The district maintains close communication with all county and local Superintendents. We provide each other with information regarding additional weather conditions influencing our bordering school lines.

Oberlin City Schools will provide our school community with as much notice as possible when the decision is made to close school.

The district will utilize the following media sources to notify our school community of a closing or delay:

  • Voice Message System
  • Email
  • Text Message
  • District Website: www.oberlinschools.net
  • Twitter Account: @OCSSuper
  • Oberlin City Schools Facebook

TV Channels:

  • iAlert WKYC Cleveland Channel 3
  • ABC News Channel 5
  • Fox 8 Cleveland
  • 19 ActionNews Cleveland

Sincerely,

Dr. David Hall

Superintendent

Oberlin City Schools