Troy City Schools
Troy City Schools
500 N. Market St.
Troy, OH 45373
Phone:937.332.6700
Fax:937.332.6771
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School Closing Information

School Closing Information
** Delays and Closings notices will appear under News on the district and/or school webpage.


In the event of inclement weather or building problems, TCS will operate on the following schedule as deemed appropriate by the district superintendent.  For delays, please do not send children until it is time for the building to open as they will be waiting outside in the cold.  Also, please do NOT call the school or transportation office for info about school delays or closings.

 


ONE-HOUR Delay:
School buildings will not open and classes will not start until approximately one hour later than usual.  AM Kindergarten will still be held and will dismiss at the usual time.  PM Kindergarten will not be affected.  Refer to the following schedule per building for a one hour delay:

Building: Start Time: Comments/Attendance Numbers:
Concord 9:55am 335-9960(answering machine)
Cookson 9:55am 335-7768(answering machine)
Forest 9:40am 332-3979(answering machine)
Heywood 9:55am 335-4881(answering machine)
Hook 9:55am 335-5482(answering machine)
Kyle 9:55am 335-9522(answering machine)
Van Cleve 8:35am No Band or Orchestra.  335-7927(answering machine)
Jr. High School 8:35am 332-6739
High School 8:40am 335-6576
** There will be NO Breakfast Program at any building when school is delayed.



TWO-HOUR Delay:
School buildings will not open and classes will not start until approximately two hours later than usual.  Both AM and PM Kindergarten will follow an adjusted schedule.  This will be referred to as “Plan B kindergarten” in the local media.  AM Kindergarten students will attend school from 10:55am until 12:25pm (except Forest).  PM Kindergarten students will attend school from 1:55pm until 3:25pm (except Forest).  Refer to the following schedule per building for a two hour delay:
Building: Start Time: Comments/Attendance Numbers:
Concord 10:55am 335-9960 (answering machine)
Cookson 10:55am 335-7768 (answering machine)
Forest 10:40am K-AM:  10:40-12:10,    K-PM:  1:45-3:15
332-3979 (answering machine)
Heywood 10:55am 335-4881 (answering machine)
Hook 10:55 am 335-5482 (answering machine)
Kyle 10:55am 335-9522 (answering machine)
Van Cleve 9:35am No Band or Orchestra.
335-7927 (answering machine)
Jr. High School 9:35am 332-6739
High School 9:40am 335-6576
** There will be NO Breakfast Program at any building when school is delayed.



CLOSED (All Day):
The school buildings will NOT open and NO classes will be held for that day.  Students should not come to school.  If you must contact TCS for school business on that day, please call the Board of Education at 332-6700 between 7:30-4:30.

Check with your child's school if extracurricular activities are canceled, if not otherwise posted on the building's News page.

If school is closed for more than five days in a school year, state requires that they be made up.  Make-up days will be set for the district.  Delays do not need to be made up.




 

INCLEMENT WEATHER AND SCHOOL CLOSING INFORMATION
The procedure followed in determining whether or not school will be delayed or closed on a particular day is as follows:

WHO IS WATCHING THE WEATHER?
The Superintendent and Director of Transportation carefully watch the weather conditions during the snow season.

WHERE DO THEY GET THEIR INFORMATION?
The school district staff listens to the weather forecasts. The Director of Transportation and Superintendent test the road conditions on our bus routes beginning at 4:30 a.m. Careful consideration is given to the most dangerous bus routes in the district. So, even if it looks clear on your street, dangerous conditions may exist in other parts of our district.

WHAT FACTORS ARE CONSIDERED WHEN MAKING THE DECISION TO CLOSE SCHOOL?
The safety of all children in the district is our primary concern when making our decision. In deciding whether children will be safe, we look at the following factors:

  • Information on road conditions from the director of transportation and from other administrators, including whether the roads are icy;
  • The time snow starts and the amount of snow;
  • Weather predictions.
  • Building conditions (eg., whether we have power and heat);
  • Parking lot conditions;
  • Temperature and wind-chill; and
  • The safety for walkers (eg., are sidewalks safely passable)


WHO MAKES THE DECISION?
The superintendent of schools is responsible for the final decision, based on the above factors and recommendations from the Director of Transportation.

WHEN IS THE DECISION MADE?
The superintendent makes the decision as early as possible so that radio and TV stations can be notified.

HOW IS THE PUBLIC NOTIFIED?
Several area media will be contacted to assist us in notifying students and parents of delays and/or closings. Always monitor these media during inclement weather: TV 21, the television station of the Troy schools, TV 5 (Local Public Access), and this web site will post the information as soon as possible. Additionally, WDTN Channel 2, WHIO Channel 7, WKEF Channel 22, WPTW Radio 1570 AM, and WHIO Radio 1290 AM will be contacted. Other stations often carry the information as well.

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION:

  • A one or two hour delay will cause the cancellation of ALL school breakfast programs.
  • A one or two hour delay can change to a cancellation if weather conditions warrant it.
  • Afternoon kindergarten may be canceled if bad weather is moving in.
  • There will be no 6th grade band or orchestra with one or two hour delays.
  • In rare instances, school may be canceled early to get students home in advance of a major storm. Parents should have child-care arrangements in place in case this occurs, and the same media will be contacted as mentioned above.
  • If your child is transported to any school building (St. Pats, JVS, Lehman etc) and Troy schools are on a delay or closed due to bad weather all Troy City School buses will operate on the Troy delay or closing
  • Please do not call school offices or the transportation center to obtain this information, as these phones are needed for communication between school officials, law enforcement agencies, road crews, and area media.