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Inclement Weather Policy

Inclement Weather Information
Inclement Weather Announcements

During extremely bad weather it may become necessary to cancel school, delay the opening, or close school early. The decision to cancel school or delay the opening will be made by 6:30 am. If a delay is necessary, it will be a two-hour delay, opening at 10:00 am. When the decision is made to close or delay school, parents/guardians and students are advised of that decision through the following television and radio announcements:

  • TV - WFMY Channel 2 (CBS), WGHP Channel 8 (Fox), WTVD Channel 11 (ABC), WXII Channel 12 (NBC), News 14 Carolina
  • FM Radio Stations - WOLF 93, WQMG 97.1, WMAG 99.5, WPCM 101.1
  • AM Radio Stations - WBAG 1150, WBBB 920, WSML 1200

 

Sign up for Text Alerts 

Sign up for Text Alerts from WFMY-News 2 to be sent to your cell phone in the event River Mill Academy will be closed or delayed due to weather. Click the button above to be directed to the WMFY-News 2 Text Alerts webpage, enter your cell phone number and choose your alerts. (River Mill Academy will be listed under the Alamance County school closings section.)

 

Parents and students are reminded not to call the TV or radio stations and are asked not to call school officials, as such calls tie up telephone lines and may delay the announcement.

A decision to close school early will be made with every effort to balance appropriate notification time for parents with road conditions and safety.

Parents are encouraged to keep their student(s) home if they feel the roads are unsafe for travel. Teenagers should be discouraged from driving to/from school during inclement weather.

In case of a closing or delay

  • Before-school care will not operate on delayed opening days
  • After-school care will not operate on emergency closing days
  • Athletic games and practices will be cancelled if school is closed or dismissed early
  • Extracurricular events or meetings will be cancelled if school is closed or dismissed early
  • The school building is not open to students during the times of delayed opening or early closing, nor is it open to students if school is cancelled for the day. 

Please refer to the Inclement Weather Plan in the Student/Parent Handbook
and on the Policies & Procedures webpage for complete information.