Winter Weather and Storm Day Procedures

The winter season is approaching. Should there be a need to delay or cancel school, Sacred Heart will send an alert via email and text as well as post via social media, news and radio stations and other pertinent media outlets. Sacred Heart has typically followed the East Grand Forks Public Schools in school delay and closures, but at times we have chosen to make a different decision than the public school regarding weather-related issues. It’s important to see the alert and read the information accordingly.

Please note that this affects all our programs including: daycare, preschool, and the school(K-12). Little Saints and Little Angels parents are to remember that in the case of a delayed start, there will be no morning classes for those students, and Sacred Heart Daycare will also be opening two hours late.

In order to make an informed decision the school leadership team will consult with Superintendent of East Grand Forks Public School, the local weather service, other local area school Superintendents to make an informed decision. By approximately 6:45 a.m., decisions on the school day are made and announced to allow residents enough time to make alternative plans.

Sacred Heart leadership will contact, WDAZ, KVLY and the Grand Forks Herald to communicate the delay or closing of our school. There will also be a text and email sent to all families using our alert program.

If a storm hits during the day, while the students are in school, the preference would be to keep students at school where they are safe rather than put them on the road in a bus. Generally, a major storm would have to be forecasted before the students would be let out early.

Please contact your program Principal if you have any questions.