History of Foul Weather

bus vurnmanBelow is a comprehensive listing of school closings and delays since 1977. A complete listing has not been found prior to 1977.

2016-2017

  • December 12, snow day
  • January 12, ice day
  • January 17, ice day

2015-2016

  • January 12, snow day
  • February 10, snow day
  • February 25, snow day
  • March 1, snow day
  • March 4, 2-hour fog delay
  • April 22, 2-hour fog delay

2014-2015

  • November 18, snow day
  • November 20, snow day
  • January 8, snow day
  • January 9, snow day
  • January 29, ice day
  • February 2, snow day
  • February 18, snow day
  • February 20, snow day – cold temps

2013-2014

  • December 20, snow day
  • January 6, snow day
  • January 7, snow day
  • January 24, snow day
  • January 27, snow day
  • January 28, snow day
  • January 29, snow day
  • February 18, snow day
  • February 27, snow day
  • February 28, 2-hour delay – cold temps

2012-2013

  • January 22, snow day
  • January 28, ice day
  • February 1, snow day
  • February 11, ice day
  • February 19, ice day
  • April 29, 2-hour fog delay

2011-2012

  • February 24, snow day
  • March 16, 2-hour delay

2010-2011

  • October 26, no school, tornado watch
  • February 2, snow day
  • February 3, snow day

2009-2010

  • December 9, snow day
  • December 10, snow day
  • February 10, snow day

2008-2009

  • December 19, snow day

2007-2008

  • January 11, 2-hour delay for snow and ice
  • January 22, snow day
  • January 30, snow day
  • February 7, snow day
  • February 11, snow day
  • February 19, snow day

2006-2007

  • September 7, 2-hour fog delay
  • September 29, tornado warning 11:10 – 11:45 am. Students moved to designated shelter areas sparked by sightings of water spouts on Lake Michigan. The water spouts dissipated when they reached shore.
  • December 1, snow & ice day
  • February 5, snow day
  • February 6, snow day
  • February 21, 2-hour fog delay

2005-2006

  • December 9, snow day
  • May 3, 2-hour fog delay

2004-2005

  • November 30, 2-hour fog delay
  • December 13, snow day
  • January 6, snow day
  • January 19, snow day
  • February 4, 2-hour fog delay

2003-2004

  • November 12, fog day (normally a 2-hour delay, but school was scheduled for a half day, so the entire day was cancelled)
  • January 7, snow day
  • January 22, snow day
  • January 28, snow day
  • January 29, 2-hour delay
  • March 19, 2-hour fog delay

2002-2003

  • February 12, snow day
  • March 5, snow day
  • March 17, 2-hour fog delay (also meant no school for elementary, scheduled as a half day for parent-teacher conferences)
  • March 20, 2-hour fog delay (elementary attended 10:45 – 12:45)

2001-2002

  • August 27, 2-hour fog delay (first day of school!)
  • November 16, 2-hour fog delay
  • January 31, snow day
  • February 1, snow & ice day

2000-2001

  • October 25, 2-hour fog delay
  • November 21, snow day
  • December 11, school dismissed 1 hour early (snowstorm)
  • December 12, snow day
  • May 17, fog day resulted in school cancelled (half day scheduled for Tulip Time)

1999-2000

  • February 18, snow day
  • March 14, 2-hour fog delay

1998-1999

  • January 4, snow day
  • January 5, snow day
  • January 7, snow day
  • January 11, snow day
  • January 13, 2-hour snow delay
  • January 18, 2-hour snow delay
  • January 22 was scheduled as a makeup day

1997-1998

  • September 15, 2-hour fog delay
  • March 10, snow day

1996-1997

  • December 20, snow day
  • January 16, snow day
  • January 17, snow day
  • February 4, snow day
  • March 14, snow day
  • February 17 was scheduled as a makeup day
  • May 23 was scheduled as a makeup day

1995-1996

  • December 14, snow day
  • February 5, snow day

 1994-1995

  • January 12, 2-hour delay
  • January 13, 2-hour delay
  • February 27, snow day
  • March 7, snow day

1993-1994

  • January 17, snow day
  • January 18, snow day
  • January 19, snow day
  • January 20, snow day
  • January 27, snow day
  • January 28, snow day
  • February 3, 2-hour delay
  • February 4, snow day
  • March 3, 2-hour delay
  • February 25 was scheduled as a makeup day

1992-1993

  • January 23, snow day
  • May 6, 2-hour delay

1991-1992

  • February 19, 2-hour delay

1990-1991

  • February 5, 2-hour delay

1989-1990

  • February 15, snow day
  • February 23, 2-hour delay

1988-1989

  • None

1987-1988

  • December 15, snow day

1986-1987

  • None

1985-1986

  • January 6, snow day
  • January 10, 1-hour delay
  • February 4, ice day

 1984-1985

  • January 21, snow day
  • January 22, snow day
  • February 11, 1-hour delay
  • February 12, snow day
  • February 13, snow day
  • February 14, snow day
  • February 15, snow day
  • February 18, snow day
  • March 4, snow day

1983-1984

  • December 12, snow day
  • January 4, snow day

1982-1983

  • October 11, Vriesland closed, sewer
  • February 2, ice day
  • March 21, snow day

1981-1982

  • November 20, snow day
  • January 11, snow day
  • January 18, snow day
  • January 25, snow day

1980-1981

  • February 3, snow day
  • February 10, snow day
  • February 11, snow day
  • February 12, snow day
  • May 11, flood day

1979-1980

  • None

1978-1979

  • December 20, snow day
  • January 3, snow day
  • January 4, snow day
  • January 5, snow day
  • January 9, snow day
  • January 15, snow day
  • January 16, snow day

1977-1978

  • December 9, snow day
  • January 9, snow day
  • January 10, snow day
  • January 26, snow day
  • January 30, snow day

Prior to 1977

ZPS does not have written records of foul weather prior to 1977. We will post dates that have been verified through a newspaper or other form of written proof.

  • April 17, 1961, freak snow storm closes Zeeland schools (article from the “Zeeland Record”)