Severe Weather
Severe weather timeline

Severe weather timeline

2-3 a.m.          
CMS police notifies transportation that severe weather may affect travel.

3-4:30 a.m.     
Transportation staff checks road conditions.

4:30 a.m.         
Executive director of transportation makes recommendation on closing or starting late to the associate superintendent for auxiliary services and the chief operating officer.  The superintendent makes the final decision and notifies the executive director of communications.

5 a.m.              
Communications staff begins notification process by posting announcement and calling media outlets.

10:30 a.m.       
If severe weather develops, CMS may decide to dismiss schools early. The superintenden, deputy superintendent or communications office will notify schools by e-mail, phone and/or fax. Schools should be sure phone lines, including principals’ private lines, are open in severe weather.

Noon-1 p.m.   
Early dismissal will be announced.

1:30 p.m.         
A decision will be made on canceling evening events.  The superintendent or deputy superintendent or communications office will notify schools by e-mail, phone and/or fax. Schools should ensure that phone lines, including principals’ private lines, are open.

6 p.m.             
The After-School Enrichment Program will remain open until 6 p.m. if weather conditions become hazardous while students are in the after-school programs.

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