Current List of Closings and Delays
Each year there is a possibility that the schools will be forced to close for such emergencies as bad weather, equipment failures, etc. ALL SCHOOLS DO NOT NECESSARILY CLOSE IN WEATHER SITUATIONS OR POWER OUTAGES. In such cases, the transportation supervisor will notify radio stations, which will start broadcasting the announcement at about 6:15 AM. If you have access to a computer you can visit www.wmfd.com for school closures and delays.
Delays and cancellations are never easy for families as they are not convenient and break the normal day to day cycle. Our first preference is to stay open. The majority of the time, relative to weather, we will follow what our city partner schools are doing. There will be times when we do not. The best way to follow delays and cancellations for RSAA would be to sign up for WMFD text alerts, follow the alerts on Richland Source or opt into our new schoolwide notification system. The new notification system requires you to "opt in". You opt in the system by opening a blank test message, type "yes" in the message area and send to the number 87569. Attendance alerts, newsletters and important school information will be communicated through this new messaging system. If you need help setting the system up, please contact the office and we will help you.
It is highly recommended that parents make advance arrangements for their child/children’s care in case school is closed, early release or delayed opening.
Your child’s bus transportation will follow the calendar of your district of residence. For example, if you reside in the Shelby School District and Shelby Schools are closed, your child will NOT be transported by the Shelby bus that day. IF YOUR RESIDENT DISTRICT IS NOT TRANSPORTING STUDENTS, YOU ARE EXPECTED TO TRANSPORT YOUR STUDENT TO AND FROM SCHOOL THAT PARTICULAR DAY.