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New Website and System for Emergency Closings

November 19th, 2019

Effective December 1, HCPSS is launching a color-coding notification system for emergency and other non-scheduled school closings, including for inclement weather. The new system standardizes the school system’s operational status to five possibilities to enhance consistency, while promoting the safety of HCPSS students and staff, and adhering to negotiated agreements on staff availability.

The HCPSS operating status will be identified on a new website: The HCPSS operational color code options are:

All notifications regarding emergency closings will include both the code and operating status.

The emergency notification sources are:

Please note: HCPSS cable TV is no longer a source for inclement weather closings.