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Emergency School Closing Information

The decision to close school or to change start or dismissal times because of inclement weather or other unanticipated emergencies will be based upon available information from local law enforcement agencies, weather forecast services, and neighboring school district administrators. If school will be closed, every effort will be made to finalize the school closing decision by 5 a.m. of that school day. Roadway conditions and the possibility of dangerously unsafe temperatures are the main factors that drive the decision.

If one or more of our schools close, or the schedule changes, the District will communicate with parents and staff as soon as possible in the following ways:


School closing and schedule change information will be posted on our district website at, and on each school’s home page.


  • Parents, log into your Infinite Campus account to ensure that your contact information is correct so that you receive any notifications of weather-related schedule changes.
    • The District sends text and phone notifications through Parent Square, our mass notification system. If you want to receive text messages in addition to email messages, and phone calls, update your notification preferences. You must enter your cell phone number to opt into text notifications.


All parents who have shared their email contact information and given permission will be also be contacted via an email alert.

Other Sources:

You can keep up with all the weather news at the Emergency Closing Center -- and other great news -- by liking District 112 on Facebook, or following @NSSD112 on Twitter. You also will see updates from individual teachers and staff members if you search #112Leads on Twitter.


The following arrival times and bus procedures should be followed if District 112 officials implement a late start.

Grades K to 8: Bus routes will pick up two hours after regularly scheduled pickups (unless otherwise notified).

Start Times:
Edgewood, Northwood: 10 a.m.
Braeside, Indian Trail, Oak Terrace, Ravinia, Wayne Thomas: 10:40 a.m. 
Sherwood: 10:36 a.m. 
Red Oak:  10:44 a.m.

Early Childhood Classes at Oak Terrace School: 
Morning Session: No attendance
Afternoon Session:  Regular schedule:  12:47- 3:17 p.m. 
Instructional Learning Program (ILP):  10:40 a.m.-1:43 p.m. Parents/guardians are responsible for providing transportation to school at 10:40 a.m. Regular transportation will be provided home at 1:43. 
Speech ServicesAll itinerant speech services scheduled to start prior to 10:40 a.m will be cancelled. 

Most of the District's schools are not fully air-conditioned, and the decision to close schools may be made for extreme heat conditions. To learn more about how the NSSD112 decides to close schools during hot weather, click here.

NOAA Wind Chill Chart

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Wind Chill Chart