Closing/Delay Information

Southwest School Corporation 
Emergency Closings and Delays

The decision to close or delay Southwest School Corporation Schools relies on many factors. It is a decision that is never made lightly or without a great deal of consideration.  The decision to close or delay school is made in collaboration with the county and state highway officials, emergency personnel, and other county and neighboring schools. The SWSC administration will take into consideration the current weather, road conditions, as well as the duration of the wind chill factor predictions. 

Parents, please note: The decision of ability to travel is based on what our school buses and experienced drivers can do in these conditions, and is not necessarily based on the ability of less experienced student drivers and smaller, two-wheel drive vehicles. 

Please review the following list of emergency options implemented by Southwest School Corporation.  Please discuss these with your children andplan in advance for possible closings or delays.

CLOSED

  • All Southwest School Corporation Schools will be closed. No buses will run. 

    1-HOUR DELAY

  • All Southwest School Corporation Schools will have a 1-hour delay in starting school.

  • Buses will run 1-hour later than usual. Pick-up points and dismissal times will remain the same.

2-HOUR DELAY

  • All Southwest School Corporation Schools will have a 2-hour delay starting school.

  • Buses will run 2 hours later than usual. Pick-up points and dismissal times will remain the same.

EARLY DISMISSAL

  • Southwest School Corporation Schools will dismiss students early. An automated call will be sent as well as notification to local media.

Announcing Closings, Delays 
and Early Dismissals

CANCELLATION OR DELAY OF SCHOOL
The Superintendent of Southwest School Corporation will determine when it is necessary to close school or delay school opening. Every effort will be made to have a decision by 6:30 a.m. Parents are asked NOT to call the stations or the SWSC office or schools. These calls tie up telephone lines and delay important messages getting to the media. 

Notification of school closing and delays will be announced via School Reach Automated Phone Message from the SWSC Central Office, on the radio, local television stations, and the SWSC website:

INTERNET
Southwest School Corporation:
www.swest.k12.in.us

WTHI, Channel 10:
www.wthitv.com

WTWO, Channel 2:
www.mywabashvalley.com

RADIO
WNDI 95.3 FM

TELEVISION
WTWO, Channel 2

WTHI, Channel 10

PHONE and EMAIL:
SWSC Central Office via School Messenger

PLEASE DO NOT CALL SCHOOLS OR CENTRAL OFFICE. WE WILL BE UTILIZING THOSE LINES TO MAKE THE NECESSARY CALLS TO NOTIFY OTHERS OF VITAL INFORMATION.

Updated 1/24/19



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