Whitehouse ISD Inclement Weather Policy
The district considers the safety of our students and staff a top priority and will always respond first to the immediate emergency. After ensuring the safety of our students and staff, our next priority will be communication with parents. Parents may not receive immediate communication while the district manages the actual emergency.
In the event of bad weather, we make every attempt to assess the road conditions and notify staff and students as early as possible. Every effort is made to assess the road conditions and make a final decision by 5:30 a.m. Although, there have been cases where the weather worsened during the morning hours and a decision was made slightly later than the 5:30 goal.
Please keep in mind that WISD will not send out or post notifications to confirm school is in session. Parents, employees and students should assume a normal school day unless notified otherwise.
The district will use several communication avenues to notify parents, students, and staff. The Whitehouse ISD mass communication system will be utilized in the event of a delay or school closure. If you recently changed phone numbers or email and have not notified the district, please make certain your information is accurate by contacting the registrar at your child’s campus. In addition, we will post the information on WISD’s Facebook page, WISD’s Twitter page and on Whitehouse ISD’s website homepage (www.whitehouseisd.org). We will also notify all local television and radio outlets.
Please do not rely solely on the phone call from the district. The district’s Facebook and Twitter accounts are the first places information is updated. The WISD website homepage, and WISD mass communication system are generally the second wave of communication received and television network updates are typically last. If you have internet access, the district’s Facebook and Twitter accounts are the quickest, most efficient way to find information on school closings. We appreciate your support.