• VAN ISD INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES

  • Weather Alert

  • SCHOOL CLOSINGS

    In the event school must be cancelled or delayed due to inclement weather, the decision to close will be made between 6:00-6:30 a.m. Please refrain from calling campus administrators or the transportation department. Information regarding school closings will be made through the following outlets:

    Emergency Notification System (Skylert): The system can call the emergency contact numbers (up to six for each student and staff member) simultaneously. To update your emergency contact information, please contact your child's school with the information so that it can be changed in the Skyward database.

    Television & Radio Announcements: Official announcements regarding delays and closings will be made on KLTV 7 (Tyler), KETK 56 (Tyler), CBS 19 (Tyler), Fox 4 (Dallas), WFAA 8 (Dallas), CBS 11 (Dallas), KMOO 99.9 FM, KNUE 101.5 FM, KWJB 95.7 FM.

    District Website & Social Media: Facebook is one of the first forms of communication for Van ISD. You can follow us for official alerts and notices at https://www.facebook.com/VanISDTX and https://www.vanisd.org. 

     

    SEVERE WEATHER DURING THE SCHOOL DAY

    In an effort to keep our students safe as well as keep parents informed, Van ISD has a system in place regarding severe weather. We consider the safety of our students and staff a top priority and will always respond first to the immediate emergency. After ensuring the safety of our students and staff, our next priority will be communication with parents. Parents may not receive an immediate storm communication while the district manages the actual emergency.

    School officials regularly monitor The National Weather Service and local television and radio stations for any potential storm alerts or risks. Communication to staff is done in advance of approaching storms and conditions are monitored regularly for potential threats to students on field trips and out of the Van ISD area. School officials have open lines of communication with the Van Police Department, and follows DPS fire and police recommendations for duck and cover (in-shelter) storm procedures.

    Parents are asked not to come to school buildings in the middle of a storm to pick up their children. Please let school officials effectively respond during a weather emergency and tune in to the district communication outlets listed below for updates and important announcements. In the event severe weather is approaching, Van ISD will account for students and staff in a secure location and then communicate updates to parents using the following outlets:

    Emergency Notification System (Skylert): The system can call the emergency contact numbers (up to six for each student and staff member) simultaneously. To update your emergency contact information, please contact your child's school with the information so that it can be changed in the Skyward database.

    District Website & Social Media: When the situation permits, the district will post updates to our Facebook page. Facebook is one of the first forms of communication for Van ISD. You can follow us for official alerts and notifications at https://www.facebook.com/VanISDTX and https://www.vanisd.org.

    Steps by Van ISD to announce weather alerts:

    • Respond to emergency internally by communicating with staff and securing students
    • Post Facebook alerts
    • Add storm updates on District Website
    • Communicate with parents via Skylert telephone notification system