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The decision to open, delay or close Northland in bad weather has a significant effect on Northland families. Northland administration also understands that students are better served – both academically and socially – by being in school. However, Northland's top priority remains the safety of our students. Students and parents will receive an alert via cell phone and email.
Once a year, Northland will send out an all alert as a test. If you do not receive this alert, please contact the school to ensure that the correct information is on file.
How is the decision to close made?
Please understand that making the decision to open, delay or close school in bad weather is based on a careful analysis of all relevant factors, including the following:
- Information on road conditions from weather reports and police. Even if your street looks clear, travel elsewhere may be dangerous. Remember that many families travel long distances to both campuses.
- Whether precipitation is continuing.
- Weather predictions. We prefer not making our decision based primarily on weather predictions, which are not always accurate. But sometimes this is unavoidable.
- What other schools are doing. Northland will also look at what Klein, Sping and Cypress school districts have decided regarding holding school.
Who makes the decision?
The Head of School is responsible for the final decision, based on the above factors together with the input and recommendations from each of the principals.
How are parents alerted?
Parents and students will be sent an automated alter to both cell phones and email addresses once a decision has been made.