American Academy is a Douglas County School District (DCSD) school, but we can make our own weather calls.
This means parents should pay close attention to American Academy media (check the website and your phones first and frequently) on the evening before or the in the morning when bad weather is predicted. Our snow team starts watching and talking as soon as we see a weather situation. When possible, we will try to make a weather call the evening before in order to give our working parents as much time as possible to make alternate arrangements.
Most weather calls, however, are made very early in the morning. Our snow team is up VERY early, evaluating the situation from a number of locations and safety angles. We check with our plow crews and city crews to ensure that access roads, as well as our campus parking lots and sidewalks, will be safely cleared by the time our parents and students arrive to school. Then we make the best call we can with the information we have at that early hour.
If a weather call is made, we will post and notify as soon as possible, usually between 5:00 and 6:00 am.
Please check the American Academy website first and frequently! Text and email notifications, along with voicemail after 6:00 am and before 9:00 pm, will be sent AFTER we have posted on the website so that we can refer parents back to the website article for more details and updates. Closings and school delays (late start) will be posted on the American Academy website FIRST, sent as notifications next, and finally broadcast on social local television stations.
Parents should opt in to the school voice, text, and email Emergency Communications notification system
, and connect with school social media channels.
If DCSD closes or delays school, American Academy will also close or delay. However, American Academy may close or delay school even if the district remains open.