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School Closure Information

Student safety is our first concern at Monticello.   Occasionally, winter weather in S.E. Idaho can have predicted temperatures below zero degrees Fahrenheit with wind chill that can increase the risk of exposure.  Children should always dress to be prepared for the weather, but from time to time, cold temperatures or other severe weather makes it necessary to close school.  School may also close due to mechanical failures, or for other emergencies.

Late Start:  Late start notices will be posted by 6:30 am.  In case of late start, buses will arrive and depart at stops according to the length of the delayed start. Late start days will usually conduct recesses, lunch schedules and dismissal as usual. 

Emergency Early Release:  In the case of emergency early release, bus riding students will board the bus only after a parent/guardian has been contacted and has confirmed that someone will be home or that the student can gain access to their house.  All other students will remain at the school with staff and will be released at the close of school or to their parent/guardian.

Absences:  Parents always have the right to decide what is best for their children.  If they believe the weather is too severe for them to attend school, upon their return the student(s) should bring a note from the parent/guardian notifying the office about the absence.

School Cancelled for the Day:  In the event that school is cancelled for the day, no students will be in attendance, and any scheduled extra-curricular activities will also be cancelled.

School Closure Announcements:  When school must be closed, Monticello will make every effort to contact parents.  The school will use radio, television, text messages, email, Facebook, and school website notices to inform parents of school closure.