Unscheduled School Closings
Schools may be closed due to severe weather, emergencies or other conditions that may affect the safety of our students.
Every effort is made to publicize these announcements as soon as a decision is made to cancel or delay the opening of school for whatever reason. We encourage parents to check Lakota's website and the other communications channels listed below early and often when bad weather is predicted. Please do not call the school to inquire about possible closings. A decision to close schools covers one school day only. New announcements will be made each day if the situation continues.
To find out about a decision to delay or close school, you can always check the homepage of the district website. In addition to updating Lakota's district-level social media accounts, Lakota also uses its notification system to dispatch an email, phone call and text message to all subscribers immediately impacted by the closure or delay. Mobile app subscribers who have opted in for district-level alerts will also receive a push notification. Finally, all the local newspapers, television and radio stations are alerted.
Sign Up for Lakota Communications
Among other purposes, Lakota relies on its mass notification system to communicate necessary delays or closures. Depending on whether you're a parent, employee or community member, your contact information is collected or maintained in different ways. Please visit the Communications Portal webpage to ensure you are receiving school-to-home Lakota communications that are relevant to you.
Facilities Usage Procedures for Non-School Groups
Scheduled activities will be canceled when the District is closed due to inclement weather. Cancellations will be made with as much warning as possible. Weather closings on Fridays may cause weekend cancellations. Scheduled users must contact the building administrator on Friday between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM to check on weekend availability. If no contact is made, renters must assume the activity is canceled.