Students and families who need to find out about school district closings due to situations such as poor weather can visit the school district website or check with their local news. Some schools may also choose to announce closings through a rapid alert message system. Families should check with their local school to determine how they announce school closings.
Schools districts will update closing information on their website or with the local news once a decision has been made. For example, the local NBC affiliate in Philadelphia provides information on school closings in that area. School districts that use a rapid message system typically send messages early in the morning, such as between 5:30 and 6:15 a.m.