Inclement Weather School Closing Procedures

School Closing Procedure:

Parents should use their discretion concerning sending students to school in extremely cold or stormy weather.  St. Mary School will automatically close when the Whitnall School OR New Berlin School Districts close due to severe weather. 
Please look for closing information on the following stations:

We will also do our best to email you and place the closing information on our school website.
Children should always have hats, gloves, and warm coats during our winter months.

Inclement Weather Dismissal Procedure

In the case of SEVERE Weather (torrential rain, thunder and/or lightning, tornado warning or other hazardous weather conditions) St. Mary Parish School will implement the Inclement Weather Dismissal Procedure. You will be notified to “follow Inclement Weather Dismissal Procedures” by email and/or phone system. Once we have informed you that we will be using the Inclement Weather Dismissal, we will Not return to normal procedures even if the threat of severe weather has diminished.  

When a tornado warning is issued the Inclement Weather Dismissal Procedure is initiated; however, NO child will be dismissed from the building until the threat of a tornado has passed. Under these circumstances, those picking up students are able to come in the building and wait in designated tornado safety areas.

Inclement Weather Principal Lobby Procedure:

If you pick up your child in the Principal’s Lobby, you will still continue this practice under the Inclement Weather Procedure. There is no alternate plan for your child’s dismissal.   

Inclement Weather Car Line Procedures:

Students will be housed in two locations.

  1. Students with the last names A-L will be located in the primary hallway. Those picking up students A-L will park in the upper church parking lot and enter at door #2 –primary wing. This is NOT the lobby door. 
  1. Students M-Z will be housed in the gym.  Those picking up students M-Z will park in the lower parking lot, after the buses have left, and enter at door # 6 - gym.  

All students MUST exit the building with an adult when Inclement Weather Dismissal Procedures are implemented.  

A-L Primary Hallway Near Grade 2       M-Z Students Gym

We appreciate your cooperation in helping to ensure the safety of our children.