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Severe Weather and Emergency Closings Procedures

No Student 'Snow Days' While CPS in Distance or Blended Learning

In the event of severe weather, there will be no "Snow Days" — no-school days — for students while CPS is in distance and blended learning. Students, who now have devices at home, are expected to attend their online classes and complete work as they would during a typical distance-learning or blended-learning school day.  

Staff: In the event of severe weather, staff will be told whether to report to buildings or to work remotely. 

Level 3 Snow Emergency Procedures for Staff

If the City of Cincinnati and/or Hamilton County declare a Level 3 Snow Emergency, all employees should stay home. Level 3 is the most severe level in the weather-alert system. If an employee's county of residence declares a Level 3 Snow Emergency, the employee should stay home.  

During a Level 3 Snow Emergency, because students will remain on distance-learning or blended-learning schedules, staff who are able to work remotely should do so.

Non-Public and Charter Transportation

In the event of severe weather, CPS may decide to delay services up to 2 hours and/or cancel yellow bus transportation services for chartered community and non-public schools. In the event of a Level 3 Emergency, there will be no yellow bus service provided.  

Any changes to yellow bus service will be communicated via robocall from Transportation to impacted schools, and through local media outlets for all impacted stakeholders.

Students utilizing public transit through Metro will not be impacted by any service cancelations by CPS due to inclement weather. Families are encouraged to utilize the free transit app and/or contact METRO directly to receive updated service information for their specific student’s route.

Ensuring Awareness

All supervisors should communicate with their staff about plans to respond to these procedures. All employees are expected to know the severe weather procedure as it applies to them and to contact their supervisors with questions.

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