UPDATE: January 6, 2017, 7:30 a.m. Regular school hours today – (classes begin at 8:30 a.m.) Please be very careful on the roads and in the parking lot.
Any information about school closures or late starts will be posted here as close to 6:00 a.m. as possible, additionally AISU will attempt to call and email all AISU families by 6:00 a.m.
A primary concern is to ensure the safety of students and staff during weather events but we will do our best to keep their doors open whenever possible.
Why keep school open during a snowstorm?
Prior to and during a snowstorm, we seek up-to-date reports on road conditions, transportation capability, and the status of our building. We will keep school open if students can be safely transported and operate our building.
We recognize that students and parents count on school to be open. Our role in the community goes beyond providing educational services to our students:
- Many students would remain home alone without supervision if school has an unscheduled closure and some families don’t have the luxury of adjusting work schedules on short notice.
- A functioning school building provides warmth and safety in addition to classroom instruction.
What if reports indicate significant difficulties?
If reports show substantial weather challenges, AISU may decide to implement a late start to resolve the situation. On these occasions classes will typically begin at 10:30. The emergency late start schedule will count as a full day of instruction and no make up day in the spring will be needed.
If it appears starting late would not alleviate weather conditions, AISU will close. Students will be required to attend a make up school day.
AISU families will be notified around 6:00 a.m. by phone and email if late start or a full closure is planned. Please ensure your contact information listed on school records is accurate. AISU’s website will also post emergency closure information.
AISU is open but it looks really bad out there!
We trust parents to make the ultimate call when it comes to their child’s safety. AISU students travel from all over the Wasatch Front to attend class. Weather often affects areas differently and not all streets are plowed at the same time and snow totals may differ from region to region. If you do not think it is safe to send or take your kids to school during a weather incident, please keep them home. School officials will be understanding regarding tardiness and absences during inclement winter weather.
In short, if you have options, feel free to exercise them. If not, know that we are here for your children.