Breaking News: Frisco ISD notifies parents of bad weather protocols


Cooper Ragle

The band parking lot is left covered in several inches of snow in February 2021 after a winter storm rolled through Texas. Forecasters are calling for more winter weather Wednesday evening through Thursday. To help prepare families on the decision making process regarding whether there will be school, Frisco ISD email parents Tuesday afternoon.

Wingspan Staff

Nearly a year after winter storms covered the area in snow and ice, another winter storm is heading towards North Texas Wednesday evening with forecasts calling for up to three inches of snow, along with ice. To help all Frisco ISD stakeholders understand how the district makes a decision as to whether or not there will be school, Frisco ISD sent the following email out to parents on Tuesday afternoon.

“Dear Parents, 

Like many of you, we are closely monitoring this week’s weather forecast. When a threat of severe winter weather exists, Frisco ISD consults with the National Weather Service to stay abreast of changing conditions and any potential impact to school operations. In anticipation of possible ice and/or snow accumulation, campuses have de-icer on hand to treat main entrances and allow for safe passage in and out of school buildings.

During and after a weather event, FISD coordinates closely with the City of Frisco and other area emergency management officials to determine the status of local road conditions. This information is used to make a final decision about whether to open schools no later than 5:30 a.m. each school day.

Frisco ISD will notify parents via email and text message in the event of a school closure or delayed start. The District and campus websites will also be updated with alerts of school closures, as well as the District’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. This information will also be shared with local television and radio stations. You can ensure you are subscribed to text messages from Frisco ISD by texting “Y” or “Yes” to 67587. Contact the campus data clerk if you believe the contact information on file at your student’s school is out of date. 

If FISD does not communicate with you regarding a school closing or delayed start, there are no changes to the regular school day or after school activities; schools will operate on their normal schedules. Please double check your messages to confirm school has not been canceled or delayed prior to dropping off your child. 

The normal procedure in the District is to keep campuses open for the full school day once classes are in session, since an early closure may pose problems for families and leave students without adequate supervision. Keep in mind, even if schools are open, parents are the ultimate decision makers regarding whether to send their students to school or pick them up early when weather is a concern. Any absences on a school day should be reported via the ‘Report an Absence’ tab on each campus website. 

More information about weather-related closings in Frisco ISD is available on our District website

Thank you for your patience and understanding in the coming days as we work to make the best decisions possible with the information available. 

Stay safe and warm,

Frisco ISD

Jamie Driskill

Director of Communications