EDUCATION & SCHOOLS
Utah schools delaying, canceling classes as major storm hits state
Feb 21, 2023, 4:05 PM | Updated: Feb 22, 2023, 7:07 am
SALT LAKE CITY — School districts are keeping an eye on the snowstorm that is blasting Utah and changing their schedules for Wednesday’s classes.
Here’s a list of some of the changes that have been announced:
Alpine School District
Alpine School District officials announced all schools will be moving to a distance learning day Wednesday.
“Because Wednesday is an early-out day for our secondary students, it is not feasible to have a two-hour delay due to transportation needs throughout the entire district,” read a post on the district’s website.
Students were told to check their Google classroom or Canvas account for additional information from their teacher(s).
An announcement about the status of after-school and extracurricular activities is expected to be made at 11 a.m.
Alpine District will implement an ONLINE/DISTANCE LEARNING DAY on Wednesday, February 22. An email was sent to parents of #ASD students. See https://t.co/VdoGZEPJnb for more information. pic.twitter.com/GAglmxbpRc
— Alpine School District (@alpineschools) February 22, 2023
The Ascent Academy campuses in Lehi, Saratoga Springs, West Jordan and West Valley City are moving to remote learning Wednesday.
Blessed Sacrament Catholic School
Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, located in Sandy, will be closed due to the weather.
Box Elder School District
The Box Elder School District will be on a two-hour delay Wednesday, Feb. 22.
“Already scheduled for tomorrow was a normal Wednesday one-hour delay. We will now add one hour to that delayed start,” read a post on the district’s website.
District officials said a decision to move to a virtual learning day will be announced at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday here or on each school’s web page.
“If there is not notice of a virtual learning day on www.besd.net or your child’s school web page by 5:30 a.m. or if you do not get an email by 5:30 a.m., plan on going to school tomorrow with the two-hour delay.”
Brigham Young University
All BYU faculty and supervisors are encouraged to make arrangements for remote learning and remote work where feasible. If a remote option is not feasible, faculty may opt to cancel classes today.
Cache County School District
All CCSD schools will be operating on a regular school day schedule Wednesday. “This decision was made after monitoring weather and road conditions throughout the night. We encourage staff, parents, and students traveling to school to plan for and take the extra time required to arrive at school safely.”
“Cache County School District covers a large geographical area in which weather and road conditions may vary. We encourage families to make the best decisions they can given local conditions.”
Canyon Rim Academy Charter School
Canyon Rim Academy Charter School in Salt Lake County will start two hours later than normal on Wednesday.
Canyons School District
The Canyons School District decided to move to remote learning Wednesday, according to a message sent to parents and guardians Tuesday night.
“While all schools will be closed for the day, students are asked to continue learning via technology,” read part of the message.
“We’ve known for a couple of days now that there is a winter weather watch,” said Jeff Haney, spokesperson for Canyons School District. “Of course parents, employees, everybody is asking what’s gonna happen tomorrow.”
District officials said the morning’s schedule extracurricular activities will be canceled “unless road conditions improve enough to be able to safely hold such activities.”
“We understand inclement weather can cause power and Internet outages. If you lose power or Internet access at home, contact your child’s teacher or school to report the outage and have your child work on previously assigned learning activities,” the message continued.
The announcement of a Remote-Learning Day for Wednesday, Feb, 22 is for one day only. Parents will be notified if remote learning is extended. We understand that inclement weather can cause power, Internet outages. Contact your child's school if you have issues with Internet.
— Canyons District (@canyonsdistrict) February 22, 2023
Dancing Moose Montessori
The school’s locations in South Jordan, West Valley City and Lehi have canceled classes for Wednesday.
Davis School District
Schools in the Davis School District will implement a two-hour delayed start this morning.
Secondary schools — already following a late start Wednesday schedule — will continue to follow that schedule.
Elementary schools will start two hours later than normal at 10:50 a.m.
Because of transportation issues and other logistics, A.M. and P.M. kindergarten and preschool classes are canceled Wednesday because of the late start. Those classes also include all Head Start/Early Head Start and Title I preschool programs.
Additionally, all before-school programs and field trips scheduled to begin prior to the late-start time are canceled.
All-day Kindergarten classes will be in session and will follow the two-hour late start associated with the elementary schools.
All district school buses will also be on a two-hour delay and they, like private vehicles, may be slowed due to inclement weather.
As always, parents may choose to keep their student at home anytime they feel conditions are unsafe to travel to school. When those situations arise, school administrators and teachers will work with students so that they can complete any schoolwork that they may have missed.
Granite School District
The Granite School District announced schools will be moving to a distance learning day Wednesday.
‘This means that ALL learning for the day will be moved online. You will be notified by your school and teachers with respect to lesson plans, class assignments, and other duties for your students,” the district’s website stated.
All preschool classes, however, have been canceled “and there will be no distance instruction.”
This comes after Ben Horsley, spokesperson for the Granite School District, told KSL NewsRadio’s Dave and Dujanovic that the district didn’t want to make a decision about changing school schedules too early since approximately 60% of their students rely on school for meals and child care.
Granite School District will implement a Distance Learning Day for Wednesday, February 22, 2023.
Details: https://t.co/UZy9pbziak pic.twitter.com/d6HeXg56dS
— Granite School Dist. (@GraniteSchools) February 22, 2023
Hawthorn Academy, which has campuses in South Jordan and West Jordan, is pivoting to a remote learning day Wednesday.
“While both campuses will be closed for the day, students are asked to continue learning remotely from home,” read a post on the school’s website.
Extracurricular activities — including sporting events and practices, after-school tutoring, and theatrical/music rehearsals and performances — have also been canceled for Feb. 22.
Jordan School District
Officials with the Jordan School District said Wednesday will be a virtual learning day for all students.
“There will be no in-person learning in our schools…. No meals, no preschool, and no daycare will be provided,” read a post on the district’s website.
Between 10 a.m. and noon, students can meet with their teacher virtually, according to the post.
Elementary parent-teacher conferences will also be held virtually or by phone Wednesday.
“Conferences will NOT be held in person.”
An announcement about the status of Wednesday’s afterschool and extracurricular activities is expected by 1 p.m.
Wednesday, February 22, will be a virtual learning day for all JSD students. All schools and offices will be closed. More information can be found at the link below. https://t.co/Xys0p12GZZ pic.twitter.com/bZK7qiCBh0
— Jordan District (@jordandistrict) February 22, 2023
Juan Diego Catholic Schools
Juan Diego Catholic High School, Saint John the Baptist Elementary School and Saint John the Baptist Middle School will move to remote learning Wednesday due to extreme weather and road conditions.
Morgan School District
Schools in the district will be on a two-hour delay.
Murray School District
The Murray School District is moving to remote learning Wednesday, Feb. 22, due to the winter storm.
“This means all students will be expected to engage in their school work remotely on their district-supplied devices through their class’ digital learning system,” the district website stated.
The post went on to say: “According to Murray City School District Snow Day and other closure-related protocols, teachers will have lessons posted online two hours later than our normal start time. Again, students will be expected to engage with their teachers once lessons are posted.”
With that, school breakfast, lunch, and field trips will be canceled, as well as half-day kindergarten and preschool (ECEC) student classes.
“Extracurricular activities and non-school group facility use will be on a case-by-case following condition evaluation,” the post continued.
Further updates and changes can be found through ParentSquare notifications, the Murray City School District website homepage, and Facebook and Instagram social media platforms operated by the district.
Nebo School District
The Nebo School District announced a two-hour delayed start for its schools on Wednesday.
Buses will also run on a two-hour delay.
NEBO TWO-HOUR DELAYED START WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2023 https://t.co/mnF2Ny1ulX pic.twitter.com/SQtn5rcWRr
— Nebo School District (@NeboDistrict) February 22, 2023
North Star Academy
North Star Academy, located at 2920 W. 14000 South in Bluffdale, will start on a two-hour delay.
North Summit School District
The North Summit School District will be on a two-hour delay Wednesday, along with its bus schedule.
NUAMES Early College High School
NUAMES Early College High School, which has campuses in Layton and Ogden, will be on a two-hour delay Wednesday morning.
Ogden School District
All Ogden School District locations will be on a two-hour delay Wednesday. Half-day morning programs have been canceled.
All Ogden School District locations will operate on a 2-hour delayed start today. Bus routes will be delayed 2 hours. Regular release times. HALF-DAY MORNING PROGRAMS CANCELED. We respect parents' right to decide to excuse students. pic.twitter.com/ONCJHfeT2D
— OgdenSchoolDistrict (@ogdensd) February 22, 2023
Pacific Heritage Academy
Pacific Heritage Academy, located at 1755 W. 1100 North in Salt Lake City, announced a two-hour delay Wednesday morning in anticipation of the upcoming storm.
Paradigm Schools in South Jordan is canceling classes for Wednesday.
Prince of Peace Lutheran School
Prince of Peace Lutheran School will be closed Wednesday due to inclement weather and poor driving conditions, officials said.
Provo School District
Schools in the Provo School District will also be starting two hours later than normal Wednesday morning.
“There will be NO half-day kindergarten, preschool, or other midday/afterschool programs. High school athletics and activities will take place as scheduled,” read a post on the district’s website.
The post went on to say that if additional schedule adjustments need to be made, they will be communicated as soon as possible Wednesday morning by phone, text, email, district website and district social media.
Salt Lake City School District
The Salt Lake City School District said Wednesday will be a remote learning day.
“All morning extracurricular activities are canceled tomorrow,” district officials tweeted. “We will send an update mid-day tomorrow regarding afterschool and evening extracurricular activities scheduled for Wednesday.”
Due to the heavy snowfall this evening and throughout the night, we have determined that Wednesday, February 22, 2023, will be a remote learning day. This means our schools will be closed, which, unfortunately, also means we will not be able to provide student meals tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/t3XmHGwMS3
— SLC School District (@slcschools) February 22, 2023
We have prepared for a remote learning day. Teachers have provided materials, either online or printed materials they have sent home earlier, that students will work on while schools are closed. Teachers will be available online to support students during the school day.
— SLC School District (@slcschools) February 22, 2023
Salt Lake Community College
All Salt Lake Community College campuses and sites will be closed for in-person classes Wednesday.
“Students, please check Canvas for remote learning class options,” read a 9:52 p.m. tweet from the school.
🚨❄️ Winter Storm Update: All SLCC campuses and sites will be closed for in-person classes on Wed., Feb. 22. Students, please check Canvas for remote learning class options.
Employees: SLCC will be open working remote and online. Please check with supervisors for instructions.
— Salt Lake CC (@SaltLakeCC) February 22, 2023
Both Pleasant Grove and North Salt Lake locations will move to remote learning Wednesday.
Summit Academy Schools
Due to the storm, Summit Academy Schools and Summit Academy High School are moving to remote learning Wednesday.
“Teachers will email or post learning activities on Canvas and Google classroom by 9 a.m.,” read a post on their website.
Syracuse Arts Academy
Students moving to remote learning for Wednesday.
Tintic School District
All Tintic School District locations will be on a two-hour delay Wednesday.
Tooele County School District
The Tooele County School District will go virtual on Wednesday.
“Please check your student’s Canvas or email their teacher for more information about assignments,” read a 9:31 p.m. tweet from the district.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 22 will be a virtual learning day for all Tooele County School District schools. Teachers will prepare work for students to do virtually. Please check your student’s Canvas or email their teacher for more information about assignments. pic.twitter.com/V16DVevHcl
— Tooele Schools (@tooeleschools) February 22, 2023
University of Utah
In-person classes on Wednesday have been moved online due to weather and potentially hazardous road conditions.
Instructors should move in-person classes online, reschedule in-person exams and communicate directly with their students about any changes. The U’s health care system and hospitals remain open, as are essential university functions. University-operated child care facilities will open at 9:30 a.m. and provide updates directly to families.
Utah Valley University
Utah Valley University will delay opening all campuses until 10 a.m. Classes will be taught remotely until then. Students need to check with their instructors for the status of their classes for the rest of the day.
Delayed start at 10 am for all campuses — Classes remote until 10 am. Check with your instructor for class status for the rest of the day.https://t.co/d1EwO9WI1Q#UVU
— UVU (@UVU) February 22, 2023
Weber School District
Due to the snowstorm and safety precautions, bus pick-ups and school start times will be delayed by two hours at all locations.
“During adverse conditions, we encourage parents to make attendance decisions for their children based on their specific ability to get to school safely. We trust parents to make the ultimate call when it comes to their child’s well-being. Elementary schools will be running on a Wednesday early-out schedule. Due to the shortened schedule, Kindergarten and preschool will not be in session.”
Weber State University
Weber State University campuses will be closed until 10 a.m. due to winter weather. All classes and events after 10 a.m. are scheduled as normal.