Due to the current forecast for severe temperatures in Pocatello and surrounding areas, school is canceled for all PCSD 25 schools on Monday, January 30, 2023. PCSD 25 Board Policy states that, " Cold weather closure will be considered when the temperature falls below -20 Fahrenheit including wind chill." The National Weather Service has posted a severe weather alert with a wind chill warning from 6PM Sunday through 12PM Monday. Based on this forecast, the decision was made out of an abundance of caution concerning early morning pick-up and drop-off times, learners who walk to school, and learners who wait at bus stops. The decision to close school the evening prior is not our standard practice; however, in light of this unusual circumstance, we wanted to provide families with ample time to make alternate arrangements for the care of their young children tomorrow. Please note: Tuesday is forecast to be very cold but will return to more reasonable and expected winter temperatures. As such, please take care to ensure that children are dressed appropriately to return to school on Tuesday with warm clothes, including coats, hats, and gloves.
Severe Weather Alert: https://www.wunderground.com/severe/us/id/pocatello/KIDPOCAT99
PCSD 25 Board Policy 6202 for Emergency School Closure: http://go.boarddocs.com/id/pcsd25/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BFVM5Z59A4D6