School Closing Procedures

In a snow or other emergency, the Superintendent will make the decision regarding the closure of the Delavan-Darien Schools no later than 6 a.m. (usually before 5:30 a.m.) The decision is made in consultation with representatives of our bus transportation company (Dousman Transport Company), district facilities crew members, area police and public works departments.

If schools are closed, information will be shared to parents and students via the following methods:

All-call message system — All staff members and parent’s who have their home phone number, or a cell phone number, on file with the school district will receive an automatic phone call notifying them that schools are closed or delayed. (Parents wishing to sign up for, or update their information in the district’s all message system should contact their child’s school office at 262-233-6800.) This system will also email parents who have an email address on file with the district. Parent’s must have chosen to receive “priority” messages in their Infinite Campus Parent Portal settings to receive closing alerts via phone and email.

School district website — Information will be posted on www.ddschools.org.

School social media websites — Information will be posted on the district’s news site, Facebook page, and Twitter page.

Media outlets — Information about school closings is sent to area media outlets including (but not limited to):

TV Stations
WTMJ TV – NBC 4 (Milwaukee)
WITI TV – FOX 6 (Milwaukee)
WISN TV – ABC 12 (Milwaukee)
WDJT TV – CBS 58 (Milwaukee)

Radio Stations
WTMJ 620 AM
WOKY 920 AM
WISN 1130 AM
WKTI 94.5 FM
WLTQ 97.3 FM
WRIT 97.5 FM
WLKG 96.1 FM
WKKV 100.7 FM
WSLD 104.5 FM
WMIL 106.1 FM

*Note: Dousman Transport Company, which provides bus transportation to Delavan-Darien and other area school districts, is responsible for notifying area media outlets.

Keeping your child(ren) home

If parents or guardians ever feel the weather conditions make it unsafe for your child(ren) to come to school, you may make arrangements to keep them home. Should you choose to keep your child or children home and Delavan-Darien schools are open, please report the absence to the attendance office of your child’s school. Absences reported in this way will be counted as excused absences. Unreported absences will result in your child or children being marked as truant from school.