Should severe weather or other emergency situation require District 67 schools to close, parents/guardians will be notified using an automated notification system and through an emergency alert message posted on the district website and all school pages. You may also check www.EmergencyClosingCenter.com or listen for an announcement from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on the following radio stations: WGN (720 AM), and WBBM (780 AM), and the following TV stations: CBS, ABC, NBC, WGN, FOX and CLTV News. Our official title is Lake Forest School District 67.
Emergency Late Start
If the district determines a late start is needed due to inclement weather or other emergency situation, parents/guardians will be notified using the BrightArrow system and through an emergency alert message posted on the district website and all school pages. Schools will begin two hours later than usual.
Buses will run regular morning routes two hours later than the
originally scheduled times. Dismissal times and afternoon bus routes and
times will remain as originally scheduled. Morning Kindergarten will
be cancelled. (See School Hours for more information.)
Brightarrow Notification System
To enhance communications between the school and families, District 67 is instituting a new telephone, email and text message emergency broadcast system, BrightArrow. This system replaced Honeywell Instant Alert.
The BrightArrow system is the primary means of notification
by the district and will be utilized to contact all households and parents within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes
an early dismissal, school cancellation, or a late start. An alert will be sent using the contact information you provided when you registered your student for school (during InfoSnap online registration).
If you wish to receive notification using other devices, you must register and/or update your
profile by logging into the BrightArrow website. (For
instructions to update your profile, click on the link below.)
How Closing Decisions are Made
District 67’s first priority is the safety of our students, staff, and parents. The decision to close our schools, or adjust our start or dismissal times for an emergency-related situation is a complicated one and based on a number of factors. These factors include available information from local law enforcement and city agencies, information from weather forecast services, wind chill, reports from our bus company, reports from our buildings/grounds staff, and conversations with neighboring school district administrators. Road conditions and the possibility of dangerously unsafe temperatures are the main factors that drive the decision. If we need to close or delay the start of school, parents will be notified using our Instant Alert system and through postings on our website.
For winter weather health and safety information, visit the CDC website.