Emergency Weather Procedures
|Sometimes it is necessary to close school because of severe weather. When this decision is made, it will be announced on:
KTUL Channel 8, KOTV Channel
6, KJRH Channel 2, WB 19, KRMG-740 AM, KQLL-FM, KOOL 106.1,
KVOO-98.5FM, K95 FM/KWEN, KHIT/FM 106.9, KBEZ/FM 92.9, KMOD/FM 97.5, and
several other radio stations.
Check for school closing information at http://sapulpaps.ss9.sharpschool.com/
For transportation questions, call Sapulpa Public Schools Service Center at
rains occasionally cause bus breakdowns and minor flooding in the
district. When a bus "drowns out," a replacement bus will be sent as
soon as possible. Obviously, this delays the schedule. When minor
flooding occurs, drivers are instructed to find an alternate route; if
none is available, the children will be returned to their schools.
Children are permitted to walk around obstruction only when they can do
so without going out of sight of the driver.
If heavy rains or hail are
occurring at dismissal time, students may be held in the building until
the intensity of the storm subsides. This is a judgment decision, which
is made by each building principal.
weather is a common occurrence in Oklahoma, especially in the spring.
Each of our schools has a tornado procedure, and the faculty and
students have storm drills periodically. If severe weather is rapidly
approaching at the time of dismissal, student will be held at the school
until the danger has subsided. If there is a tornado watch but no
immediate danger, school will be dismissed on schedule.
and ice often make street conditions too hazardous for early morning
travel. Occasionally it is prudent to run the morning bus schedules one
hour late. This allows us to avoid dangerous conditions created by
congested traffic, snow and ice.
Early dismissal is not
common in Sapulpa Public Schools because of the many working parents.
Every effort is made to keep a normal afternoon schedule and any change
would occur because of unusual circumstances. If early dismissal is
warranted, we usually start the bus schedule one hour early. Because
snow and ice conditions make travel slow, early dismissal does not
necessarily mean students will arrive home early. Working parents with
small children should make arrangements to ensure their children know
where to go for supervision should it be necessary to dismiss early to
avoid hazardous street conditions.