Be prepared: There are several things parents can do to be prepared in case school is closed or dismissal is delayed due to an emergency.
-Have contingency plans in place in case school is closed, dismisses early, or there are other unanticipated changes to your normal family routine.
-Make sure that the school has your current contact information. If your phone number (work, home or cell) or email has changed, let the school office know immediately.
-Make sure you are signed up for phone, email and text messages, as well as Facebook or Twitter, which are key ways emergency information is communicated. Messages are also delivered through the district's parent portal via email.
-Make sure you know which radio and TV stations carry CUSD 6 closing news. Fieldcrest CUSD 6 currently calls: WMBD, WEEK, and Radio Bloomington.
-Have permission for another responsible adult to pick up your child on file at school in case an emergency dismissal occurs and you are not available. To give the school permission to release your child to a person other than a parent or guardian, please contact your school office for instructions. The school will not release your child to unauthorized persons.
-The district will do its best to determine school closures by 6:00 am on the day of the closure, and the night before when it is possible to do so. In some cases, however, weather closures may not be able to be made until a later time. In those cases, the district will notify parents as soon as possible.