D102 may need to Start Late, End Early or Close Schools as explained below.
How will you be notified?
District 102 uses an automated telephone system/email alert to advise families and employees of a school closing or late start by 5:45am. In the event of severe weather or some unforeseen emergency, district administrators will send out an automated phone message to all families and employees informing them of the situation. This phone call may also be followed by an emergency email alert. In order to receive these alerts, your phone numbers and email addresses must be up to date.
District 102 subscribes to the Emergency Closing Center (ECC.) This system allows schools, organizations, and businesses to reach all major news outlets quickly and efficiently. The Emergency Closing Center is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Per the Emergency Closing Center, parents, students, and employees can check the status of a facility (school) the following ways:
1) Go to the ECC public website at www.emergencyclosingcenter.com and search for the facility by typing the name and city or by the main phone number of the facility. (PES 847-353-5700; TES 847-955-3600; MMS 847-955-3500; AJHS 847-353-5500.)
2) Receive an email notification of a change made to a facility by signing up on the ECC website at www.emergencyclosings.com
3) Listen to WGN Radio 720 AM, WBBM Radio 780 AM or watch CBS Channel 2, NBC Channel 5, ABC Channel 7, WGN Morning News, Fox 32, WGN-TV Ch. 9, or CLTV cable for closing information.
Late Start Time - 3 Hour Delay
In the event of a late start, school will begin three hours later than normal. Buses will pick up three hours later than their regular time. Lunch will be served as usual including the PTO special lunches.
- Aptakisic will start at 10:40am
- Meridian will start at 11:00am
- Pritchett will start at 12:00pm
- Tripp will start at 12:00pm
The before school program, Club House, will open at
It is important to note that dismissal times are the same as a normal school day.
What about Kindergarten and Early Childhood during a late start day?
AM Kindergarten and AM Early Childhood programs will be canceled, however, the PM Kindergarten and PM Early Childhood programs will operate on their normal busing pick up schedule.
What is an Emergency Early Dismissal?
If for some reason school must be dismissed earlier than normal, every attempt will be made to contact parents. No child will be sent home unless such contact has been made and a safe place for the child to go to identified. Without such contact and assurance, children will be kept at their home school or at another district school until normal dismissal time.
It is important to note that if District 102 closes school early for any reason, the Buffalo Grove Park District before and after school program remains open. However, as noted under Emergency Closing, if District 102 closes for an entire day due to weather or some other circumstance, the Buffalo Grove Park District before and after school program is canceled.
What is an Emergency Closing?
When District 102 schools are closed, generally everything is canceled including all extracurricular activities, community education activities including youth and adult classes, Early Childhood programs, all non-district events and all after school programs including the Buffalo Grove Park District before and after school program.
If you disagree with a decision to hold school on a day when you believe the weather is hazardous, you are encouraged to keep your child home. Please contact your child’s school’s absence line to report the absence as an excused absence.
If the wind chill, according to the National Weather Service, is 35 degrees below zero or colder at 5:30 a.m. and predicted to remain that low or become worse, school may be canceled. School may also be cancelled if a heavy snow falls, especially when it falls around arrival time. Elementary school students are expected to go outdoors for recess, unless the wind chill factor falls below –5°F.