Prosper ISD Weather Guidelines
Closing & Delay Procedures
In the event of severe weather, the decision to close schools or delay start times will be announced no later than 6am of the day in question.
Listed below are several ways parents and families can receive notification of severe weather closings/delayed start/early release:
- Prosper ISD ConnnectEd- Automated system that sends a pre-recorded message & text messages to all phone numbers in the database
- Severe Weather information will be posted on the PISD home page (www.prosper-isd.net)
- Local Radio & Television stations -Official announcements during inclement weather will still be made on WBAP News Talk 820 AM, KXAS Channel 5, KDFW Fox 4 News, KTVT Channel 11, and WFAA Channel 8.
- Prosper ISD Social Media - District Facebook Account and District Twitter Account
To ensure that we have the most current phone information for weather-related emergencies, please ensure your Skyward Family Access account is updated whenever your contact information changes.
Weather Guidelines for Elementary Schools
During the hot days of summer, early fall, and late spring, there are frequent weather alerts. The following guidelines will apply to all elementary campuses. There will be no outside activity if one of the following alerts occurs:
- "Feels like" temperature is above 100*
- Temperature is below 40
- Air quality levels in red or purple- unhealthy levels**
*Grade level team leaders will view www.weather.com and enter the school’s zip code, and view the needed "feels like" temperature. The "feels like" temperature considers the heat index, adjusts the temperature accordingly, and is an accurate measurement of how hot it really feels.
**Teachers are to check daily air quality indicators and sign up for daily alerts via email at http://www.enviroflash.info/.
Air Quality Level Outdoor Activity Purple No outside activity Red No outside activity Orange Possible respiratory alert
PISD restricts all elementary outdoor activity, when in PURPLE or RED air quality levels, which indicate unhealthy ozone levels for all students, even those with no respiratory health concerns.
Parents of students with asthma, respiratory problems, or environmental allergies significant enough to cause health concerns, must provide the teacher with a one-time written notice stating that they would like their child to stay indoors on ORANGE alert days or with specific temperatures, if different than those temperatures above.