Weather-Related Closings

Employees should be familiar with the communication channels and procedures during inclement weather. Every effort is made to make the decision to close or delay schools as early as possible so that staff can be called off of work as necessary. The decision to close or delay school will be made by 5 a.m., but please be aware that our school families and the news media have to be the first priority for notifications. 

It is the responsibility of faculty and staff members to make sure that their correct phone numbers are on file with Human Resources in order to get the auto dialer calls. To check or update your phone number, please call Human Resources at 574-393-6063.

Closing or delaying school will be communicated through the following channels:

Employees who report to work during a school closing*

  1. Administration Building staff
  2. Principals and building-level administrative staff (this includes assistant principals, principal interns, secretaries)
  3. Service Building staff
  4. Food and Nutrition managers
  5. Building engineers and custodians
  6. Bendix Building (Adult Education) staff
  7. Transportation
  8. Technology Services
  9. Bilingual education specialists
  10. Costume Shop

*The safety of our staff and students is always our foremost priority.

Please take any precautions needed to ensure your safety. If you have any concerns or questions, please get in touch with your direct supervisor.

A state of emergency

In the event that the City of South Bend declares a state of emergency, the following essential employee groups are required to report to work even if a travel advisory is issued:

  1. Buildings and Grounds staff
  2. Transportation mechanics