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Bad Weather Policy

Athletics and Severe Weather Policy

    On days when Highland Community School District #5 Schools are not in session because of inclement weather, the decision to have practices and games will come from the administration. The superintendent is empowered to close the school district schools or dismiss them early in the event of hazardous weather conditions or other emergencies which threaten the health or safety of students and personnel.

1. There may be times when school is closed due to inclement weather at the start of the school day, but by mid-day weather conditions may improve permitting games or practices to be held. Each situation will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. The athletic director and principal will collaborate with the Superintendent, and the National Weather Service information to determine if events can take place.
2. In case school has been canceled or dismissed early due to hazardous conditions, the athletic teams will
follow the procedures below as they relate to practice and scheduled home athletic events:
*Coaches will check with the athletic director for permission to practice or continue with scheduled games.
*Practices may not take place before 11:00 a.m.
*Practices are optional and athletes will not be penalized for not attending.
*Games will be played if weather permits.

The Highland H.S. Athletic Department prides itself in creating safe, competitive interscholastic activities for our student-athletes. Students’ safety will be the highest priority when determining whether or not to hold practices or contests when schools have been closed.


Questions? Contact Athletic Director, Steve Lanxon at 618.654.7131  Ext. 4104 or via email at slanxon@highlandcusd5.org