When does Ironwood Area Schools of Gogebic County delay classes or close because of weather?
Because of the large geographic size and rural nature of the district, road conditions throughout Gogebic County will be assessed when making a decision to delay classes or close for the day. The safety of our students, staff, and parents is our top priority.
On occasion, the district will err on the side of caution and cancel or delay classes based on forecasted temperatures or weather conditions.
School will be delayed or cancelled due to cold weather under the following conditions, as determined by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and reported on weather.gov;
Additionally, all school closures will be publicly noticed in the following places:
The district will attempt to announce delays or closings by 8:00 pm the night before or 5:30 am the day of the inclement weather event.
Occasionally school is cancelled midday due to rapidly deteriorating weather conditions. These closures will be announced immediately and every effort will be made to provide families ample time to make arrangements for the early dismissal.
School Safety Drills
All Michigan public schools are required to conduct safety drills throughout the school year to ensure students and staff are well-prepared in the event of an emergency. Per Michigan Public Act 12 of 2014, schools must conduct the following safety drills annually:
School Safety Drills Conducted
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