Inclement Weather

Douglas County School System

Inclement Weather Plan



All schools should have an Inclement Weather Plan in preparation for a weather emergency and communicate with parents in advance about the plan including standard practices in each plan to ensure our communication to families is clear.  If there is a threat of inclement weather, schools will take student devices home with them the day before.  

Each plan should include the following:

  1. All student devices should be turned on so that any updates can occur periodically.  
  2. All inclement weather plans will be posted on the Inclement Weather tab on each school’s website.
  3. Teachers should post assignments in Google Classroom by 9 AM on the inclement weather day.  Teachers will send parents the link to the DCSS Portal and Google classroom via email or other communication resources (Class Dojo, Remind, etc.). 
  4. School staff should offer office hours for student assistance: 
    1. Teachers
    2. Media Specialists (technical assistance)
    3. Gifted and ESOL teachers 
    4. Counselors
    5. Principals have the autonomy to assign other school staff duties to complete (Professional Learning modules, data digs, etc.).
  5. Due to possible power and internet outages, students should be given up to three days after returning to school to complete and turn in assignments.
  6. Consideration should be given to students who may not have connectivity.  Teachers can provide hard copies of assignments upon returning to school or have students complete assignments in Google Classroom at school.    
  7. Assignment workload should be manageable for students and will not reflect a typical school day. An A/B schedule may be considered.  Projects that require special materials should not be assigned.  
  8. Plans should include the link to the DCSS Portal and directions on how to log in. 

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