School Closing Procedures

The Superintendent will make decisions about closing school or buildings as early in the day as possible in event of hazardous weather, epidemics, or other emergencies which threaten the safety or health of students or staff members. The school closure will be communicated to staff, students, families, and the school community via designated broadcast media, local authorities, Instant Alert, e-mail, and/or district or school building web sites. 
                                                     
A wind‑chill of ‑50° Fahrenheit will be identified for closing of schools because of cold weather.

In the event Independent School District #318, including Grand Rapids and Bigfork, needs to close school due to inclement weather or other school emergencies, we will be using the following television and radio stations to inform you:

Radio Station channel TV Station channel
KOZY 1320 AM KDLH 3
KMFY 96.9 FM WCCO 4
WEVE 1340 AM KSTP 5
KQDS 105.5 FM KBJR/KR11 6/11
KAXE 91.7 FM KMSP/Fox 9 9
KGPZ 96.1 FM WDIO/WIRT 10/13
WCCO 830 AM KARE 11