DFW Area School Cancellations Due To Winter Weather

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Dallas ISD Cancels School February 3 & 4

One might say Dallas ISD is the “Godfather” when it comes to winter weather or inclement weather school closures.  Many school districts look to see what Dallas ISD will do before making their own decisions. Earlier today Dallas ISD decided to eliminate the speculation and relieve some stress with their announcement: “Due to anticipated inclement weather, all Dallas ISD schools and administrative offices will be closed Thursday, Feb. 3 and Friday, Feb. 4. Schools will not be expected to make up these days. For additional updates, please visit dallasisd.org or the district’s social media channels.

Stay warm and safe, and we look forward to reopening schools and offices next week.”

Parents, teachers, and staff in Dallas ISD can now focus on preparing their homes for the winter weather and maybe catching up on some much needed rest.

Arlington ISD Closed Thursday & Friday

Due to the winter storm expected to impact our area, all Arlington ISD schools and offices will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 3 and Friday, Feb. 4. After-school activities for both days and the Arlington ISD Board of Trustees meeting slated for Feb. 3 have also been canceled. Stay safe and warm!

Cedar Hill ISD Closed February 3 & 4

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Due to the expected winter weather, all Cedar Hill ISD schools and administrative offices will be closed and all activities are cancelled Thursday Feb. 3 and Friday Feb. 4. CHISD officials will keep our families and staff updated as needed through District social media pages, phone calls, emails and CHISD.net.

DeSoto ISD Closed Thursday & Friday

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District administrators have been monitoring the expected weather conditions and its impact on schools and communities. As a result of tonight’s forecasted inclement weather, DeSoto ISD will close all campuses and offices Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022 and Friday, Feb. 4, 2022.

Winter Weather Policy: DeSoto ISD is actively monitoring the report of potential winter weather this week on Thursday, Feb. 3 and Friday, Feb. 4 and we want to ensure that our families are aware of our Inclement Weather Procedures.

If a decision is made to either delay or cancel school, DeSoto ISD will make every effort to inform our community by 5:30 a.m. each day. All decisions will be made with the safety of our students and staff in mind.

Families will be notified in the following order and manner:

1) School Messenger: An email will go out through School Messenger to each family and staff member. The email will be sent from DeSoto ISD Information <info@DeSotoISD.org>. If you have opted into our school messenger text alerts, you should also receive a text message.

2) District Website: A posting will be made on our district website: www.desotoisd.org

3) District Social Media Accounts: A posting will be made on our three official DeSoto ISD social media channels:

  • Facebook:@DeSotoISD
  • Twitter: @desotoisdengage
  • Instagram: @desotoisdeagles

4) Local News Media Outlets: The major news and radio networks will be contacted per their inclement weather reporting procedures. As a note, DeSoto ISD does not control whether external news stations choose to publish our information.

PLEASE NOTE: If the district does not make an announcement, then district operations will proceed as normal.

Duncanville ISD Closed Thursday & Friday

Duncanville ISD will be closed Thursday, Feb. 3 and Friday, Feb. 4 due to winter weather that is expected to make roadway conditions hazardous. Weather forecasts predict heavy precipitation starting Wednesday night as the temperatures drop below freezing. All after-school and athletic activities have also been canceled.
This Friday was already scheduled as a day off for students as staff attend professional development training. The district professional development has also been canceled as the schools and administrative offices will be closed due to inclement weather.

For more information, visit www.duncanvilleisd.org.

Duncanville ISD thoroughly evaluates weather and road conditions for the safety of students, parents and district employees prior to making a decision regarding inclement weather. If there is a decision to delay or cancel school, district leaders will make this determination and announce the decision as early as possible on the day of bad weather.

When bad weather moves in during the day, the district closely monitors weather reports and road conditions. Please keep in mind that weather conditions can vary greatly within an area/region. Any decision to release students early due to inclement weather will be made with primary consideration for getting all students home safely. Parents always have the option to pick their children up at school at any time they feel is necessary.

Ennis ISD Closed Thursday & Friday

Due to predicted bad weather and road conditions, all Ennis ISD campuses and business offices will be closed on Thursday, February 3rd, and Friday, February 4th. Regular campus and office hours will resume on Monday, February 7th. Be safe and stay warm.
(Because of a current surplus of instructional minutes, “Bad Weather” days on the district calendar WILL NOT have to be used for this closure.)

Ferris ISD Closed Thursday & Friday

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Due to the inclement weather forecast for Ellis County, all Ferris ISD schools and administrative offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, February 3rd and 4th. For additional updates, please visit the district’s social media channels or your child’s campus website at ferrisisd.org.

Garland ISD Cancels School February 3 & 4

Garland ISD Dear Garland ISD Families and Staff:
Due to bad weather and unsafe road conditions anticipated for the rest of the week, all Garland ISD schools and offices will be closed both Thursday, Feb. 3 and Friday, Feb. 4.

Schools will not be required to make up these days.

School closures include ICON Virtual School and Remote Conferencing. All scheduled activities are canceled for Thursday, Feb. 3 and Friday, Feb. 4.
We appreciate your cooperation and patience. We look forward to welcoming back all students and staff Monday, Feb. 7. Stay safe, and stay warm.


Fort Worth ISD Closed Thursday & Friday

FWISD will close on Thursday and Friday, February 3-4, 2022 due to inclement weather conditions for student and staff safety. For information on inclement weather days, visit https://bit.ly/3oictB4

Grand Prairie ISD Closed Thursday & Friday

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Due to anticipated inclement weather, all Grand Prairie ISD schools and offices are closed Thursday, February 3, and Friday, February 4. There are no extracurricular activities these days.
All after-school activities and evening classes at
Crosswinds Accelerated High School have been canceled for today, February 2. Beyond the Bell will remain open until all students have been picked up by a parent or guardian.

For more information visit www.gpisd.org/WinterWeather . Please stay safe and warm!

Winter Weather Procedures: In the event weather that includes frozen precipitation is in the forecast, the decision to open or close schools will be communicated as soon as possible to parents/guardians and staff in several ways.

The final decision to open or close schools will be made by 5:00am.

This decision will be relayed to all local news media outlets for broadcast.
Automated phone calls, via School Messenger, stating whether schools are to be open or closed will be made as soon as possible to parents and staff for whom the district has current phone numbers. (Please be sure that parent contact information is updated and accurate in Skylert.)

The information will be posted on the district’s website. District Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts will reflect delays and closures in a timely manner.

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Closed Thursday & Friday

Schools and district facilities will be closed on Thursday, February 3, and Friday, February 4 due to inclement winter weather and hazardous driving conditions. After school activities will be rescheduled. Please check with your coach or sponsor regarding extracurricular activities.

2/2/ 9:00 am District officials are continuing to monitor the weather situation and will be receiving updated information from the National Weather Service. A decision will be made and announced by early afternoon at the latest, February 2. Please check the district website or social media for the latest updates.

Harmony Public Schools Closed Thursday & Friday

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Due to the incoming winter weather storm, all Harmony schools in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Waco area, as well as the North Texas District Office, will be closed Thursday, Feb. 3, and Friday, Feb. 4. We look forward to welcoming back all students and staff on Monday, Feb. 7. Stay warm and safe!

Please be reminded to be on the lookout for communications from Harmony North Texas, and your child’s campus, regarding possible school delays/closings due to any winter weather affecting our area.

The following platforms will be used to keep our communities apprised of any schedule changes due to inclement weather:
>Harmony Public Schools NTX District social media pages
>Campus websites, campus social media accounts
>Automated telephone calls for parents
>Local media outlets that report on Inclement Weather Updates
>Notifications in Skyward/SchoolMessenger

We will notify you as soon as possible in the case of school delays/closings.

Lancaster ISD Campus Closed Thursday & Friday (Virtual Learning)

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Due to inclement weather predicted this week, Lancaster ISD campuses and district offices will be closed Thursday, February 3, and Friday, February 4. We will implement our district-wide instructional pivot process so students can attend school virtually on Thursday and Friday.
Wednesday, February 2, is a NORMAL school day.
We will continue to monitor the impact of the winter weather in our area and provide updates to our employees and parents as needed.

Life School Closed Thursday & Friday

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All Life School campuses and the Life School Central Office will be closed Thursday-Friday, February 3-4, due to inclement weather. All extracurricular activities, athletic practices and games have also been canceled. Please refer to our website, local media and social media for further updated information.

The DFW area is expected to receive winter weather later this week, and we will carefully monitor the forecasts. The safety of students and staff is our number one priority.
In the event of cancellations, parents and staff will be notified via text, email, and a recorded phone message. Updates will be sent to local news media and will be posted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Life School website. For more information, please visit the Weather Closures page on our website. (https://ecs.page.link/iuPf2

Life School will make every effort to make a final decision about school closure by 5 AM, Thursday, February 3. * Please note, no special messages will be sent if school is taking place as scheduled.

Mansfield ISD Closed Thursday & Friday

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Due to the anticipated inclement weather and for the safety of our students and staff, Mansfield ISD schools and buildings will be closed Thursday, Feb. 3 and Friday, Feb. 4.

After-school activities that occur after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2 are canceled. All after-school and UIL activities are also canceled on Feb. 3 and Feb. 4.

District schools and offices will reopen with a normal schedule on Monday, Feb. 7.

We appreciate your cooperation and patience. Stay safe and warm.

Snow, Sleet and Ice Policy: During these types of weather events, note the following measures Mansfield ISD takes to keep students and staff safe.

Around 4 a.m., a decision is made to deploy the transportation weather team staff.
The weather team visually inspects various areas across the district of streets for icy, wet or dry roads while monitoring the weather information channels.

The weather team contacts the director of transportation with the road information.

Road conditions are analyzed along with other related information available from other school districts.

If roads are questionable, the superintendent is contacted to discuss findings and recommendations.

The superintendent tries to make the decision whether or not to close schools by 5:30 a.m.

Midlothian ISD Closed Thursday & Friday

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Midlothian ISD will be closed on Thursday, February 3 and Friday, February 4 due to inclement weather. MISD serves an area of 112-square miles, and this decision is made out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our students, staff and families.
Thank you for your understanding, and we hope you all stay safe and warm.

Ovilla Christian School Closed Thursday & Friday



UPDATE: 2/2/22 Due to the threat of inclement weather, OCS classes and all evening events are canceled and the campus will be closed on Thursday, February 3 and Friday, February 4, 2022.
If you have signed up to attend a Preview Event tomorrow evening, please RSVP for another date on our website or email admissions@ovillachristianschool.org.


Quick reminder of OCS policy concerning inclement weather announcements!
We will often follow—and always consider—the decision of Red Oak ISD. Significant numbers of students and faculty live in Midlothian ISD, Waxahachie ISD, and Cedar Hill ISD, so the decisions of those districts also will be considered in making the final decision for OCS.

🟩 The Head of School will make the final decision about closing the school or delaying its opening due to inclement weather.
When a decision has been made, we will:
* Send a text alert to parents and faculty/staff
* Send an email to parents and faculty/staff
* Post on OCS Facebook and Instagram accounts

Red Oak ISD Closed Thursday & Friday

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2/2 11:00 am Red Oak ISD will be closed Thursday, February 3 and Friday, February 4 due to the winter weather forecast for icy roads and near-zero wind chills. Weather forecasts predict heavy precipitation starting Wednesday night as the temperatures drop below freezing.
All campuses and offices will be closed, and all after-school and athletic activities have also been canceled. Stay warm and safe, and we look forward to reopening schools and offices next week. For more information, visit www.redoakisd.org


2/1/22 8:05 PM- ROISD says they will meet tomorrow to discuss and update families immediately afterwards.

6:00 PM As we have done the last several years, we will assess the weather the day before and while we have until 6 a.m., we have declared any weather closings the evening before for many years – usually before area ISDs. We advise families to make arrangements now and adjust if needed. Dallas has a few more overpasses to deal with than RO!

UNT Dallas ONLINE Thursday

The University of North Texas at Dallas is moving operations online for Thursday, Feb 3. All classes will be conducted in a virtual format and employees will work from home.

University officials will continue to monitor weather conditions and provide updates as needed.

Waxahachie ISD Closed Thursday & Friday

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Waxahachie ISD will be closed on Thursday, February 3, and Friday, February 4, due to expected winter storms. We will provide an update on STEAM Expo, scheduled for Saturday, February 5, by Friday afternoon. Stay safe and warm!

Inclement Weather Policy: When determining if schools will be closed or delayed due to inclement weather, district personnel will drive streets throughout the district to check road conditions and will confer with local authorities. Their findings will be reported to the district superintendent, who then makes a final decision to open school, as usual, to open school utilizing a delayed start or early release, or close school for the day.

Every effort will be made to determine this the night before or as early as possible in the morning so that families can plan for closures or late starts. Waxahachie ISD will make the decision to close or modify the start of school no later than 6 a.m. on the day in question.

If school is canceled or delayed, after-school or evening activities will not be held, unless otherwise notified by a coach, sponsor, principal, or another district official.

Venus ISD Closed Thursday & Friday

Due to possible dangerous driving conditions in early morning, and throughout most of the day Thursday and Friday, all Venus ISD classes and activities are cancelled on Thursday, Feb. 3rd and Friday, Feb. 4th. Any make-up contests will be announced. Classes will resume on Monday, Feb. 7th.


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