School Cancelation Process, 2021-2022

School Cancelation Process, 2021-2022

The safety of students, parents, and staff is the foremost consideration when evaluating whether a day of school should be canceled. There are several variables which factor into making a final decision. These include:

  1. An early morning report from our Director of Facilities and Operations on road conditions in Williamston
  2. Input from law enforcement, the road commission, and staff from neighboring districts
  3. Consultation with Superintendents from other Ingham County Districts

School will be canceled automatically if there is a temperature (with or without wind chill) of 20 degrees or more below zero.

Note that each local district in the area makes an independent decision to cancel school. Road conditions in Williamston (to include roads in all parts of our district) may differ greatly from those in other districts. If you disagree with a decision to open school, it is always your right to keep your child at home. If you make this choice, please contact the appropriate school office so we know where your child is and that he or she is safe.

For students attending the Wilson Talent Center (WTC), if Mason Public Schools have canceled school due to road/weather conditions, the Ingham Intermediate Schools will also be closed. Consequently, the WTC will be closed. If Williamston is open on a day Mason schools are closed, students who attend the WTC will have space available to study at Williamston High School. However, WTC students will only be required to attend class during their usual hours at WHS. Questions regarding this arrangement can be directed to the high school office.

School cancellations will be broadcast through a variety of means. These include local media outlets, our website, and School Messenger. Remember, you can subscribe to both School Messenger and the RSS feed on the announcements part of the district website to receive an automatic notification to your phone, email, and/or news feed. Our goal is to make a decision to cancel no later than 6:00 am.