Hibbing Public Schools always keeps the safety of our children as our top priority. Our district intends to keep schools open every school day possible. However, in cases of extreme weather, Superintendent Belluzzo is authorized by the school board to close schools. His decision is always made by 6:00 A.M. that day. The district usually does not decide to close schools the day before. When schools are closed, we notify local news media. Unless you hear that schools are closed over radio or television, you can consider that schools will be open. For obvious reasons, please help us by not calling the media for this information. In case of inclement weather, you may personally determine not to let your child come to school.
The district also makes every effort to notify parents and students of school emergencies such as closure due to inclement weather through use of BlackboardConnect, an instant messaging system. Therefore, it is important that emergency contact information be accurate. If your phone numbers change during the school year please notify the principal's office in your child's school.
Generally, it is not considered wise to dismiss school once it is in session. Many working parents are not prepared to receive children early. In cases of inclement weather, you may choose to pick up your child to assure she or he arrives home safely. Please understand that we cannot dismiss students upon phone request.
Children who are absent during inclement weather when school is in session are marked absent. Their absence is treated the same as any other absence for a legitimate cause, provided you have properly notified your school.
School Closing Information Is Broadcast On These Media: