Winter Weather Guidelines
ON THE FIRST "SNOW DAY" OR INCLEMENT WEATHER DAY:
There will be no regular classes for all District 191 students, including students enrolled in One91 Virtual Academy, and programs will be canceled. This includes Community Education classes, preschool programs, and after-school activities and athletics.
ON THE 2ND & SUBSEQUENT "SNOW DAYS" OR INCLEMENT WEATHER DAYS:
All school facilities will be closed and District 191 programming, including Community Education classes, preschool programs, and after-school activities and athletics, will be canceled. Students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 will participate in a Distance Learning Day. Details about students' Distance Learning Day schedule will be sent to families from their child's school.
CLOSURES DUE TO COLD WEATHER
School will be canceled if the National Weather Service forecast for 6 a.m. on the following morning shows an air temperature of below -25 degrees Fahrenheit OR a wind chill of below -35 degrees Fahrenheit.
If possible, a decision about whether to hold school in-person will be made the evening before, or by 5:30 a.m. the day of. There will be no communication (phone call or email) from the district if the decision to hold school goes on as scheduled.
When severe weather affects the school day, District 191 does everything it can to keep families in the know.
- Website — Pop-up alerts will be posted on the District website at www.isd191.org and all school websites
- Notification phone call — A phone call will be delivered to all phone numbers on file for all students
- Email — An email announcement will be delivered to all email addresses on file for all students
- Text messaging — A text message will be sent to parents who opt in (send "Subscribe" to 68453 to receive text messages)
- Social Media — Announcements will be posted to District 191 Facebook and Twitter accounts
- Local television & radio — Information will be relayed through local television and radio stations
In the event of all emergencies, including those not due to weather, student safety is always the district's top priority. The district will do everything it can to communicate with the families of the students involved in an accurate and timely manner, and through the channels (phone, email, text, social media, etc.) it deems appropriate depending on the circumstances of the emergency.
Learn more about Emergency Notifications.
Where is my bus?
District 191 uses a GPS tracking system that allows families to see where their student's bus is along the route and an estimated time that it will arrive at their stop.
Contact Technical Support by submitting an online request or by phone. Online tech support provides answers to many common technology issues and allows you to submit a support ticket.
ParentVUE accounts provide families direct access to their child’s information and data. ParentVUE enables families to monitor their child's educational progress and includes the following information:
- Quarterly Progress Grades
- Health information
- Student schedules
- Meal account information
- Emergency contacts
District 191 encourages all families to create a ParentVUE account.