Waukesha schools releasing students early due to weather

Published on: 2/17/2014

The Waukesha School District will release its students early today due to the snow.

Moreover, with the exception of elementary after-school programs, all after-school programs and events scheduled for Monday evening have been canceled, Superintendent Todd Gray said in an email sent to parents just before 11:30 a.m. 

In the email, Gray said high school classes will be released at 2:03 p.m. and buses will depart at 2:10 p.m., approximately 40 minutes earlier than normal.

Bus travel times will be much slower than normal, he added.

Middle school classes will end at 2 p.m. and buses will depart at 2:10 p.m., about 25 minutes earlier than normal.

Elementary school buses will leave at around 3:15 p.m., approximately 17 minutes early. Students not taking the bus will be released at 3:25 p.m. unless a parent picks up their child earlier, Gray said.  

"Based on the weather forecast at 10:30 a.m., the road conditions this afternoon are expected to be very slow, so please be patient for your student’s bus drop off," Gray said.  

Gray reminded parents that they have the option of picking up their students any time before the end of the school day when there is inclement weather, without any attendance or academic penalties.

While the schools won't have to make up any time with this early release, it's the latest example of inclement weather impacting the schools this year.

The district has to make up three of the four days it canceled in January due to extremely low wind chills.

The "Cool School After School" Waukesha Parks, Recreation and Forestry Program is still running as scheduled but all other WPRF evening programs are canceled due to the weather.