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Delayed Start/Late Start/Early Release Days

Delayed Start Days

On bad weather days our first and foremost concern is for the safety of students and staff. In order to limit educational interruptions and ensure safety, D300 will completely close schools only on days when heavy precipitation is expected to continue throughout the school day, or when there is an extreme emergency that has the potential to endanger students and staff. 

Rather than completely closing schools, if conditions warrant, the district may institute a “delayed start” day.  This means that the school day begins 2 hours later than normal and bussed students will be picked up at their bus stop 2 hours later than the regularly scheduled time.  There will be no half-day programs on delayed start days; no am/pm kindergarten; and no preschool.   Families will be contacted via the rapid call system the evening before the delayed start.  The announcement will also be posted on our website.

Late Start Days

Late start days should not be confused with Delayed Start Days.  Late start days are scheduled throughout the school year for both middle and high schools.  Bus times for these days are printed on the post card that was received prior to the start of school.  If you are unsure of the bus time contact your school or the transportation department.

Early Release Days

Early release days are scheduled for elementary schools throughout the school year.  Schools with an 8:00 start will dismiss at 12:00; 8:15 starts dismiss at 12:15; 8:30 starts dismiss at 12:30.  Morning kinder or preschool programs dismiss at their normal time.  Afternoon kinder and preschool programs will dismiss at their normal times, however, the take home buses will run well ahead of schedule.

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Phone: 847-551-8300
Fax: 847-551-8413
Community Unit School District 300

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