Winter Weather Procedures

SCS works closely with the National Weather Service to monitor conditions in order to make an informed decision in the best interest of student and staff safety. Here are our winter weather procedures and info on how to stay informed.

How are inclement weather closures determined?

In every instance of inclement weather, District staff will monitor conditions on neighborhood streets, bus routes and school property in all SCS communities to determine if it is safe for travel to and from school and student activities.

When will families be notified of inclement weather closure decisions?

SCS makes every effort to give parents ample notice of school closure decisions. However, since weather is often unpredictable, closure decisions may sometimes be made in the early morning.

How will families be notified?

In addition to sending phone calls and text messages to all parents, SCS will publicize weather-related school closings and early dismissals on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, 88.5FM, the District's website (, and with local media. Please make sure parent contact information is updated in PowerSchool to ensure all notifications are received from the District.

If school buildings close, will classes be virtual?

No, if schools are closed due to inclement weather, classes will also be cancelled in accordance with the most recent TN State Board of Education virtual learning restrictions.

Are extracurricular activities also impacted?

In the event of weather-related school closures, all school activities will be cancelled, including before/after school programs, athletics, performances, and parent meetings.