Weather related closing decisions are made as early as possible given the weather conditions. Decisions are made based on the conditions at Saint Mary’s – school will be open if conditions are safe at the school. Parents are encouraged to evaluate conditions in their localities and proceed safely. When a decision to close is made, the decision is posted on the website, noted on the phone system (press 4 when prompted), text messaged to the Saint Mary’s emergency service (see website to register), and submitted to the three local TV stations. If a decision is made to close during the school day, the same notifications will be made regarding early dismissals. During inclement weather forecasts, parents are asked to monitor the communications carefully in the event school must be closed.