Transportation Weather Conditions
Please send your child to school in appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. Your child will be standing outside while waiting for the bus or walking home from the bus and needs to stay warm and dry.
The decision to close schools because of inclement weather is made in cooperation with state, county and local authorities. When weather conditions appear severe, please tune in to one of the listed radio or television stations for school closing information. Please do not call radio or television stations or the police. You can help by keeping phone lines open and relying on broadcast information.
- WHTC – 1450 AM
- WOOD – 1300 AM
- WJQ – 99.3 FM
- WGHN – 92.1 FM
Zeeland Public Schools
- Information Hotline: 616.748.3040
- Online: www.zps.org
Parents are advised to keep children at home when they feel weather conditions make travel to or from school unsafe.
Severe Weather Procedures
When tornado watches or warnings are issued by the US Weather Bureau, Zeeland Public School students will be retained in school until dismissal time or until such time that, in the judgment of the Superintendent or designee, they may be safely dismissed.
- If a tornado watch is announced during the day, students will be dismissed at the regular time.
- If a tornado warning is in effect, students will not be dismissed and will be moved to designated areas within each school.
Family Emergency Plan
Students and parents/guardians should develop a family emergency plan in the event of an early dismissal or other unscheduled event. Does your child have a house key or know where to find one? Does your child have a neighbor to go to in case no one is at home? Have you discussed several possibilities so your child knows what to do? Do a drill or at least a periodic verbal check to be sure your student knows what steps to take. Keep the plan updated as personal circumstances change.