Breaking News: no school Friday due to severe weather damage


Frisco ISD

A power outage caused by Thursday’s storm impact the Frisco ISD network leading district officials to cancel school Friday.

Wingspan Staff

Severe weather stormed through N. Texas Thursday evening with winds gusting up to 80 mph, and a trail of damage left behind. According to Frisco ISD Communications, a power outage impacted the district’s Network Operations Center, leading district leaders to close all schools and district offices Friday.

The following email was sent to all district stakeholders at 10:47 p.m. Thursday night.

“Good Evening,

School is canceled and all buildings will be closed on Friday, March 3, 2023. 

This evening’s severe weather event compromised the District’s Network Operations Center (NOC), which is located in the downtown area of Frisco. After the power outage occurred, our backup generators were activated, but after a short time experienced a mechanical failure which cannot be corrected tonight. 

With the network down, all district facilities and campuses do not have internet, phones, and wifi. The safety and security of students and staff is of utmost concern.

Campuses do not have working security cameras, phones, computers or internet, causing issues with our visitor check in system. In turn, campuses cannot take attendance or process students through the cafe cash registers. In addition, the tele-center system used for lockdowns and other standard response protocols (SRP) is not available at this time. 

At this time, we have not been given a firm timeline for the restoration of power for the NOC; when the power is restored, it is unknown how long it will take to bring the network back up.  

The safety and security of our staff and students is our top priority. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to restore our systems and ensure a smooth return to our campuses.   

At this time, is not online. Once it is up and running, we will continue to provide emergency updates.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to work hard through the night to bring our campuses back online.”