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E-news/School Information & Emergency Alerts/ Inclement Weather Information

The Following information is provided through School Messenger, the district's information notification software system.

  • Important School & District News/Updates
  • School Closing & Delay Information
  • Community/Youth Activities
  • Emergency Notifications

School Information Resources:

School Messenger- The Talawanda all-call service has the capability to send information via phone call, email, or text.  The district maintains up-to-date student contact records to our communication services through a software program that updates this information from our state data site.

We want to make sure each and every family is able to access all district and school information so please contact the main office of your child's school, if your home phone, mobile phone, or email address changes so that we can make sure we always have the best contact information for your family.  Thank you!

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Inclement Weather Guidelines & Communications

The following guidelines are used by Talawanda Schools when inclement weather occurs. The safety of our students and staff is the most important factor used in deciding whether to delay, dismiss early, or close school.  

General Guidelines

Once winter weather predictions are announced by the National Weather Service, school officials monitor multiple forecasting tools, travel the roads, and check the actual conditions. Local officials and ODOT provide great service in clearing and maintaining our county roads and community streets.

  • When inclement weather is a strong possibility or reality, one of three decisions will be made by the school administration: either we will be on a 2 hour delay, dismiss early, or we will be closed. No announcement means "school as usual."
    • When a 2 hour delay is issued, AM Preschool and AM Kindergarten will be cancelled for that day.
  • When possible, we will attempt to make the decision to delay or close school by 9:15 pm, the evening prior to the affected day. Multiple modes of communication are used to notify our students, parents, and staff.
  • If we need to make the decision to delay or cancel school after 12:00 am, communications will be issued no earlier than 5:00 am.
  • School offices are closed on days school has been canceled for inclement weather.
  • Talawanda Athletic events will be determined by the Athletic Director depending on changes in weather throughout the day or evening when events are scheduled.  Individual coaches will notify their teams.

Closing for Extreme Cold Weather

  • Talawanda Schools may close on days when the temperature and/or wind chill factor are dangerous. Temperatures and/or wind chills of extreme level are considered dangerously cold if exposure is over 10-15 minutes. With students walking to school and waiting at bus stops, we consider extreme cold a safety issue.

Broadcast TV News that cover the local area:

WLWT Cincinnati (Channel 5)

WCPO Cincinnati (Channel 9)

WKRC Cincinnati (Channel 12)

Local Radio Stations:

700 WLW