Frankfort Square School 4th grade teachers and students presented the use of Kahoot, a game-based learning tool that creates game-like quizzes, at a recent Board meeting. Students teamed with Board Members to answer seven questions.
It never seems soon enough to communicate our plan concerning inclement weather or a school building heating or power emergency. Parents have the ability to update contact information in their PowerSchool parent portal to select how they wish to receive emergency alerts (text, voice, or e-mail). We also post school closing information online at www.Emergencyclosings.com. This online website also electronically sends the information to local radio stations (WGN 720 and WBBM 780) and to local television stations (Channels 2, 5, 7, 9 (WGN), 32 (FOX), and to CLTV) for reporting to the public.
This year we have added a "One Hour Delay" option in the event that school could begin safely after the roads are cleared and made serviceable. In the event that we utilize this option, school would begin exactly one hour later at all schools and bus pick-ups would also be scheduled for one hour later.
Emergency school closing general guidelines
Among the resources considered in the event of a weather emergency is the wind chill chart from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
During our review of current and forecasted conditions, if the air temperature reaches -10 degrees, we will strongly consider closing school.
During our review of current and anticipated conditions, if a sustained wind chill of between -25 degrees and -30 degrees is forecast, we will strongly consider closing school.
We will generally make a decision and communicate with parents around 5:30 a.m. A status update will be provided to parents the evening before.
If schools are closed, all school-related activities are cancelled.