Closings & Emergencies

  • Parkway Connect is our automated communications system for general information, announcements, school closings, snow days and emergency messages. You can set your own delivery preferences for school and district messages inside the Parkway mobile app.

    How do I download the Parkway Schools mobile app?
    Download the Parkway Schools mobile app on Apple App Store here. Download the Parkway Schools mobile app on Google Play here.

    How do I update my contact information? Login to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal here or update your settings in the Infinite Campus Parent app.

    How to set my preferences for how I want to be contacted?
    Don’t want all of your phones to ring at once on a snow day? Tell us how you want to be contacted!

    Login to the Parkway mobile app, click your name/photo and then click "Edit Delivery Preferences." Under "Other" choose the phone number or numbers you want us to call (on snow days for example), and/or where you would like to receive a text message or email. You can turn all or some of them off. The preferences you choose here will apply to all district messages and also messages from your school/building.

    Other Sources for School Closings and Emergencies
    School closing information is also provided to all local TV and radio media outlets who report closings. Closings will also be announced on Parkway’s website at www.parkwayschools.net. Closings are also posted on Parkway’s mobile app, as well as FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

    Child Care During Closings
    If Parkway is closed for a snow day, Adventure Club will not be open. If Parkway is on a snow schedule (2-hour delayed start) due to severe weather, Adventure Club will not provide child care before school. After school care will be open.

    Snow Schedule
    A 2-hour late start, or snow schedule, can be called to allow time for road conditions or weather to improve. A snow schedule is the same as a 2-hour late start. On a snow schedule, all schools open two hours later than normal. Bus stop pick up times are 2 hours later. Employees report to school 2 hours later than usual. 

    In the event of a snow schedule, Adventure Club is closed in the morning, but after-school care is open under the normal schedule. Schools dismiss at normal times and after-school activities and Community Education classes are held as usual.

    Virtual Snow Days
    In-person classes may be canceled due to inclement weather or other emergencies. If we use three snow days this year, the fourth day would be a virtual learning day

    Here’s what a virtual snow day would look like:

    Elementary

    • Virtual snow days run from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    • By 8:30 a.m., teachers will post any information, activities, or assignments students will need for the day. 
    • Classroom teachers will be available online for two hours for student support via Google Meet - once from 9-10 a.m. and again from 1-2 p.m.  This is time for students to access teachers if they need clarification or additional help with their work for the day.
    • Students are not required to join either of the times when teachers are available.
    • Elementary Art, Music, Strings and PE teachers will provide activities or assignments for independent learning by 8:30 a.m.  They will also be available for student questions or support with their work for the day from 10-11 a.m. and 12-1 p.m. on Google Meet.
    • EL, Gifted, Reading, Math Support Specialists, Special Educators, and Librarians will be available from 10-11 a.m. and 12-1 p.m. on Google Meet and will respond to student questions/needs via email.

    Middle School

    • Middle schools will follow the two-hour late start schedule.
    • Students will access their courses through Schoology and/or Google Meet at the scheduled start time for each class.
    • The class schedule will follow the school calendar.  For example, if the day was scheduled to be a day when only odd-numbered classes meet, students would attend their odd-numbered classes. 
    • Teachers will meet students on Google Meet at the start of each class period, take attendance, and inform students of the learning plan for that day based on the needs of that particular class and group of students on that day.
    • If the learning plan for the day calls for asynchronous learning, teachers will remain available via Google Chat during that class period to support students' needs.

    High School

    • High schools will follow the two-hour late start schedule.
    • Students will access their courses through Schoology and/or Google Meet at the scheduled start time for each class.
    • The class schedule will follow the school calendar.  If the day was scheduled to be a day when only odd-numbered classes meet, students will attend their odd-numbered classes.  If all classes were to meet, they would attend all classes, etc.
    • Teachers will meet students on Google Meet at the start of each class period, take attendance, and inform students of the learning plan for that day based on the needs of that particular class and group of students on that day.
    • If the learning plan for the day calls for asynchronous learning, teachers will remain available via Chat during that class period to support students' needs.