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School Closings 
If school is to be closed or delayed, Black River Public School will make the announcement via media outlets (WHTC 1450 AM, WOOD TV8) prior to 6:30 a.m. This may occur on days where weather conditions make roads impassable or unsafe, or on days when some unforeseen circumstance renders it appropriate to close or delay the school day. 

The final decision on school closings or delayed starts rests with the Head of School.  As Black River does not offer bus transportation for students, Black River may remain in session when other area schools are closed.  For this reason, parents should monitor school closings carefully for Black River’s status. 

A closing or delayed start will also be posted by 6:30 a.m. on the school’s voicemail system.

Delayed (9:30 a.m.) Start - We intend to keep school open and on schedule as much as possible but sometimes morning conditions can be dangerous, especially for our student drivers. In that spirit, when weather conditions are expected to clear mid-morning, we will call for a delayed start to school.