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 make 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 a.m. In case of late start, buses will arrive and depart at stops according to the length of the delayed start.  Unless posted as otherwise , late start days will 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 an adult will meet the bus or, if they have permission to walk, that the student can gain access to their house.  All other students will remain at the school with staff to 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 or guardian excusing the absence.

School Cancelled for the Day:  In the event of school being cancelled for the entire day, no students will be in attendance and all scheduled extra-curricular activities will be cancelled.  

School Closure Announcements: When school must be closed, Monticello will make every effort to contact parents.  The school will use radio and television announcements, text messages, email, postings on Facebook and to Parent Resources>Announcements in the school website to notify parents of school closure.  
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