Inclement Weather

In the winter months especially, it is important to monitor the weather and its impact on school operations. Each year, it is not uncommon for snow, ice, or cold to lead to a district-wide school closure. During the spring and summer, we may experience tornados.


The decision to close, delay or dismiss school due to inclement weather conditions will be reviewed as early in the weather event as possible.  The District Administrator will confer with the Supervisor of Transportation and his/her area peers prior to making a decision.  The district strives to have decisions communicated out by 6 am to ensure parents/guardians have time to make arrangements for their child(ren) if needed.  


  • Wind Chill Warning at -35 sustained the district will close for the day, or consider a delayed start if the warning will be lifted in the mid-morning hours

  • Wind Chill Advisory at - 25 degrees we will consider closing for the day

Note, no decision of ours overrides your judgment as a parent/guardian.  You may always choose to attend late, leave early or excuse them for the day.

How can you help as a Parent and Community Member?

  • Please take a moment now to make sure we have the most up to date contact information for you and caregivers who wish to receive school closing announcements through your Infinite Campus Portal account

  • Talk with your family about emergency weather procedures in the rare event that schools are closed early

  • Please help our students to remember to dress for the weather

Local news sources:  

TV Stations:  WISC‑TV Channel 3, WMTV Channel 15, and WKOW Channel 27

F.M. stations WMAD (92.1),  WJJO (94.1), WOLX (94.9), WMAD (96.3), WMGN (98.1), WJVL (99.9), WIBA (101.5),  WZEE (104.1) WMHX (105.1), WMMM (105.5), WWHG (105.9), WWQM (106.3)

A.M. stations WTSO (1070), WCLO (1230), WIBA (1310) and WOZN (1670)

Two-Hour Delay Start Times

In the event of a two-hour delay our schools would have the follow starts times:

School Two-Hour
Delay Start Times
Elementary Schools
(Fox Prairie, Kegonsa, Sandhill)
9:45 a.m.
River Bluff Middle School 10:08 a.m.
Stoughton High School 10:25 a.m.
4K Classes

No morning classes

Afternoon classes
as normal

For 2-hour delays, breakfast will not be available to students on that day but lunch will be provided as usual. Thank you for your cooperation as we navigate through winter weather challenges together.


In the event of inclement weather, we will communicate to families and staff in the following ways by 6 a.m.:

  • Phone call, text message, and email

  • Local radio or TV station in the school closing information (See "Local news sources" above.)

  • District website

  • District social media channels

We will use these communication methods if there is a two-hour delay or any other impacts to the school day.

Ensuring You Receive Communications

Families, please be sure that your contact information is up-to-date in Infinite Campus. 

How to Receive Texts from SASD

If you’d like to receive texts from SASD, use your mobile device to text “Y” or “Yes” to our district’s short code number, 67587. If this is unsuccessful, most likely your phone number is not accurate in Infinite Campus. Send us an email at, and we'll help you out.