Grayslake Community High School District 127 Inclement Weather Guide  


Student safety is the top priority of Grayslake Community High School District 127, therefore we monitor closely the threat of inclimate weather and consider several factors when determining whether or not to close schools.  Our goal is to provide cancellation information to our families as soon as possible in the event of a weather emergency.  Please note that the considerations below are only guidelines and that many factors influence decisions regarding school closures due to poor weather conditions.  
 
School may be cancelled if:

  • Weather forecasts predict windchill BELOW -25 degrees

  • Actual air temperature falls BELOW -10 degrees

  • A heavy accumulation of snow occurs, and/or icy conditions exist, especially during travel times to and from school  

Other considerations:

  • Are high winds or blowing snow making travel difficult?

  • Are buses able to run, and are streets clear enough for bus travel?

  • Are driving conditions hazardous?

  • Are there power or phone outages?

  • Is a late start schedule an option?  

Parents and guardians reserve the right to keep their children home from school for safety reasons. Absences from school due to inclement weather will be recorded as an excused absence on the student’s record as long as it is reported per school procedures.
 
In the event that schools are closed or arrival/dismissal times are changed due to inclement weather, please check the following sources for information:

  • Go to the district website: www.d127.org  

  • Go to the public website: www.emergencyclosingcenter.com and enter your child’s school

  • Listen to WGN Radio 720-AM; WBBM Radio 780-AM; or watch CBS 2; NBC 5; ABC 7; FOX 32; WBH-TV 9; or CLTV cable for closing updates  

If schools are closed for the day, Grayslake Community High School District 127 will make every effort to release this information via the outlets named by 5:30 a.m. If schools are closed, all after school activities, including athletics and evening events, will likely also be cancelled.