Weather Closings & Delays

  • School Closings

    In response to severe weather or other emergency situations, school officials may find it necessary to close school, to delay the opening of school or to dismiss students early.   

    Please note that decisions concerning school closings are based on conditions across the entire school district. While conditions may appear safe in one area, conditions may not be safe in another area of the distrit. Decisions about school closings, delayed openings or early dismissals are based on the best available information concerning conditions throughout the district.

    Please consult the website district social media accounts, and area media outlets for the latest information on school closings and early dismissals. Parents and students are urged not to call schools, administrative offices or radio stations as it is essential that these telephone lines be kept open for communication to schools and media outlets.

    No announcements will be made when schools are open and operating on a normal schedule.


    How Will the Public Be Notified?

    In addition to the radio and television stations listed below, parents and students may obtain information about school closings and delays from the following:

    1. Automated phone calls, SMS/text messages, and emails to parents and staff via Blackboard Mass Notifications
    2. School district's website at www.york.k12.sc.us
    3. Push notifiations via the the free York School District 1 mobile app from Apple or Google Play Store. Notification of school closings and delays are posted for all app users.


    Radio Stations
    WRHI

    Television Stations
    WSOC
    WCNC
    WJZY
    WBTV
     



    Emergency Closing Make-Up Dates

    Make-up days for school year 2018-2019 are as follows. 

    Day 1:  December 21, 2018

    Day 2:  February 18, 2019

    Day 3:  March 15, 2019

    Day 4:  April 22, 2019 (will not be used; days 1-3 above used for make-up dates)



    What If School Closes During the Day?

    In the event that severe weather conditions occur after school opens in the morning or conditions deteriorate during the day, it is possible that students may be sent home early. On rare occasions, an individual school may also need to be closed for emergency reasons, such as a power outage. 

    Early school closings and dismissal times will be posted on the school district's website, social media channels, and sent to area radio and television outlets as soon as a decision is made. The information will also be communicated via the school district's automated phone system, email and text messaging.