Local school closings appear on a school district's website, local news websites and sites like Cancellations.com. Many schools post the news to social media like Facebook and Twitter and alert parents via email and text messaging.
Information about school closings is available offline on local televised news stations and local radio stations. Schools often call parents with the news via an automated system or phone tree. In the case of an anticipated blizzard, extreme cold forecast, extensive building repair work or other planned conditions that would make attendance unsafe, the closing may appear in local newspapers and print media outlets.