When inclement weather has the potential to impact the safety of students and staff, District Six may need to make weather-related schedule changes. If weather or road conditions are too dangerous for travel, school will be either canceled or delayed. This includes wind chill advisories with temperatures predicted in the single digits. Delays allow us an opportunity to start our buses early and make sure that our school’s heating systems are functioning properly and ready for students.
District Six will utilize various communication methods to notify parents and students if it is necessary to call for a delay, closing, or early dismissal. This information will be shared using our emergency notification feature on the District Six app. This can be downloaded on the App Store or Google Play. Please download the District Six app and enable the notifications feature in order to receive important weather-related schedule changes. The district will also post delays, closings, or early dismissals on Twitter (@spartdistrict6) on Facebook(@spartanburgdistrictsix) and on our website (www.spart6.org). We may also utilize the all-call parent notification system. The district will also provide schedule changes to local media outlets.
During inclement weather, the superintendent, administrators, and transportation personnel stay in constant communication with the National Weather Service, and frequently check road conditions. It is our goal to make decisions in a timely manner so that parents can plan ahead for their children. Keep in mind that weather is not always easily predictable. If possible, a decision will be made the evening before. If a decision cannot be made at that time, we will attempt to make a decision to close or delay by 6:00 am.
All Spartanburg County school districts attempt to make a unanimous decision regarding weather closings and delays, but occasionally roads are worse or better in certain areas of the county. District Six will make decisions that best accommodate the safety of our students and staff. We have the capability to hold an e-learning day rather than completely canceling school during inclement weather. If an e-learning day is held, teachers will communicate assignments with students or parents (depending on grade level).