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Inclement Weather Guidelines

The following information details our approach to school cancellations due to inclement weather. There are several principles that guide our decision-making with regard to school closings. First and foremost, however, is the safety of our students and staff.

Clarkston Schools

On days when inclement weather occurs, we try our best to make the call by 5:30 a.m. to provide as much time as possible for families to be notified so that arrangements may be made for childcare, etc. Once the decision is made to cancel school we inform parents via automated phone calls, the Detroit-area media, email, Clarkston Community Calendar eblasts, our website, Twitter and Facebook page. Decisions regarding school closings due to snow and ice are made after CCS transportation staff make a recommendation regarding the ability of our buses and drivers to safely conduct their routes. It is possible that main roads will be drivable while our many miles of unpaved roads are not. On cold days, our decision to close will include a number of factors, such as road conditions, windchill, and air temperature throughout the day. We will close school for certain when the temperature with wind chill reaches -25 degrees Fahrenheit or colder during transport times. As always, we encourage our students to dress appropriately to protect themselves from the cold. Parents can decide to override the school district’s decision and bring their children to school when they feel it is safe to do so.

Sporting Events and Community Education Programs

Athletics and Community Education programs will always follow the same schedule as the schools. If Clarkston Community Schools are closed, Community Education programs will be canceled and patrons will be notified.  Athletic events that are “home” will be canceled unless weather greatly improves prior to the event.  Away games/matches will be determined by the hosting district.


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Clarkston's School of Choice Programs

Our Early Childhood Center has openings in the 4-Year Old Preschool Program.  Click here for more information or call (248) 623-4350.

Clarkston also offers four excellent school of choice opportunities at the secondary level:  

Advanced Studies (Grade 8+)

CSMTech Academy (Clarkston Science, Math and Technology) (Grades 9-12)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (Grades 10-12)

Career Immersion Programs - Project Lead the Way and Computer Information Sciences & Support (Grades 9-12)  

For more information on any of these programs, click on the ACADEMICS link above.  You may also contact Clarkston High School at 248.623.3600.

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