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OPS Severe Weather Dismissal Procedures

Area radio and television stations will begin carrying the announcement of any school closings at or before 6:00 AM. Our Superintendent, Dr. Mackiel, will make the decision in advance of this time after evaluating all information on weather, street, and safety conditions. Only closing announcements will be made. If no closing announcement is made, schools will be open and classes will be in session. In the event of an unexpected weather emergency, schools may be dismissed early at the discretion of the Superintendent.
In such situations, schools will be dismissed two hours earlier than normal, unless different times are announced. Kids Club and transportation will run accordingly. Students will be served lunch before an early dismissal. Morning PreK, Kindergarten and Early Childhood release times will remain the same. Afternoon PreK, Kindergarten and Early Childhood classes will be canceled. Please note that in inclement weather, parents may pick up their children from school any time during the day.