Laramie County School District #1 Emergency and Inclement Weather Procedures
The following are the emergency and inclement weather procedures for Laramie County School District#1:
LCSD1’s rapid-notiﬁcation system, ParentLink, is
used as a communications tool to parents to quickly
send phone and e-mail messages. This system
will be used in case of emergency and inclement
weather situations. For example, ParentLink will notify
parents of late starts, early releases and emergency
closures due to weather or a crisis situation. School
is canceled only during unusual circumstances such
as extreme weather, facilities or equipment failure, an
environmental hazard or a public crisis that causes a
signiﬁ cant safety risk.
Do not call the school! LCSD1’s ParentLink
system, along with all local radio and TV stations will
provide the most current information to parents and
the community on weather or emergency situations.
It is imperative that all district lines are open for vital communications.
Emergency Closure Forms are included as part of
your student’s electronic sign-up process. Changes to
the information should be submitted promptly to your
child(ren)’s school ofﬁ ce(s). Up-to-date information
is vital in the event of an emergency closure. Please
discuss with your child(ren) the process to follow in
case of early dismissal.
Late Start: Two-Hour Delay Opening
If weather conditions prevent making a decision
regarding school closure by 5:30 a.m., a two-hour delay
may be initiated to allow time for a ﬁ nal determination.
Two-hour delays are effective for all schools and all
students. If school will not be held after the two-hour
delay, an announcement will be sent through LCSD1’s
ParentLink system and the media.
Emergency Closing/Early Release
Whenever possible, school closure announcements
will be made the evening before via ParentLink and on
all 10 p.m. TV and radio broadcasts. If it is not possible, an announcement will be made by 5:30 a.m.
If school is closed during the day due to a
snowstorm, it is determined that all students have
satisfactory transportation. Parent instructions from
each student’s emergency closure form are followed.
Inclement Weather Boundaries
LCSD1 does not bus outside the described boundary
during bad weather, even when school is in session.
Rural buses do not run. Parents living outside of the
boundary areas who decide to take their children to
school during these conditions, will be responsible for
picking up their children in the afternoon, regardless
of the weather conditions. “