Winter Weather Procedures

Savannah R3 

Winter Weather Procedures

How will I know if school is canceled? 

Every effort is made to announce weather cancellations after a decision is made as soon as possible.  

Evening decisions: If a decision is made in the evening to cancel school for the next day, automated phone calls will begin no later than 9:45 pm, with the latest call going out at approximately 10:30 pm. 

Morning decisions: If a decision is made after 9:30 pm the night before (after the point where a broadcast could be launched by 9:45pm), the broadcast will begin the next morning at 6 am, with the latest calls going out at approximately 6:45am.  Similarly, if a decision must be made in the morning before school begins, notifications will be sent out as soon as possible.

Employee notification: District staff members will receive an automated call/ text message as soon as the decision is made, as late as 11 pm the night before, or as early as 5am on the morning of cancellation.  

Canceling in the middle of the school day: If weather forces an early closure, we will contact all parents and guardians immediately via phone calls, text messages, and all other listed notification systems.  It is imperative that each school has accurate contact information.  

Other Sources of Information:

  • Savannah R3 website: 

  • Savannah R3 App: Free for anyone to download in the Apple and Google Play stores

  • Official District Social Media: Facebook: @SavannahSchoolDistrict, Twitter: @Savannah_R3, Instagram: @Savannah_r3

  • Local Media 

    • KQ2

    • News-Press Now

    • KFEQ/KSJQ (AM 680 & FM 92.7) 

    • KKJO/KEFJ (AM 1550 & FM 105.5) 

*Note: Notification will be posted on the district website and social media pages, as well as broadcast via local media stations as soon as a decision is made.  Out of respect for our families, phone calls are not made before 6am as a result of parent feedback.  You may see other notifications before you receive a phone call or text message.