Aptakisic-Tripp CCSD 102

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Emergency Closings/Late Start

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.

A Late Start option may be used when dangerous weather conditions are expected to impact the ability of students and staff to get to school safely at the normal start time, but improving conditions are expected later in the day.

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 10:00am.

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.

Concerned about decisions to keep school open?
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.
Cold weather procedures
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 10°F.
District Office
1231 Weiland Rd.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
847-634-5334 Fax

Aptakisic Junior High
1231 Weiland Road
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
847-634-5347 Fax

Meridian Middle School
2195 Brandywyn
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
847-634-4229 Fax
Pritchett Elementary
200 Horatio Blvd
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
847-215-3259 Fax
Tripp Elementary
850 Highland Grove
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
847-215-3268 Fax
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Aptakisic-Tripp Community Consolidated School District 102 does not discriminate on the basis of disabilities in the admission or access to its programs or activities. We invite individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to contact the Superintendent's Office (847).353.5660) at least 48 hours before the scheduled meeting time.