Inclement Weather Procedures
Carroll ISD would like to remind staff and parents of our procedures regarding severe weather. The district considers the safety of our students and staff a top priority and will always respond first to the immediate emergency. After ensuring the safety of our Dragons, our next priority will be communication with parents. Parents may not receive an immediate storm communication while the district manages the actual emergency.
District facilities each have weather radios alerting of approaching storms in the area; in turn, school officials regularly monitor The National Weather Service and local television and radio stations for any potential storm alerts or risks. Communication to staff is done well in advance of approaching storms and conditions are monitored regularly for potential threats to students on field trips and out of the CISD area. School officials have open lines of communication with Southlake Department of Public Safety, and follows DPS fire and police recommendations for duck and cover (in-shelter) storm procedures.
Parents are asked not to come to school buildings in the middle of a storm to pick up their children. Please let school officials effectively respond during a weather emergency and tune in to the CISD communication outlets listed below for updates and important announcements. In the event severe weather is approaching, CISD will account for students and staff in a secure location and then communicate updates to parents using the following:
Emergency Notification System: Weather-related school closings and delays will be communicated to employees and parents via the district's emergency notification system (Blackboard). The system can call contact numbers and email simultaneously. To update your emergency contact information, please contact your child's school with the information so that it can be changed in the Skyward database.
***To receive text notifications, please make sure your correct cell phone number is marked in the "cell phone" field in Skyward. If your cell phone is your primary phone number, please copy it to the cell phone field in Skyward as well to assure you are receiving emergency text notifications.
District Website & Social Media: Twitter is one of the first forms of communication for Carroll ISD. You can follow us @Carrollisd for official alerts and notices using the #SAFEdragon. When the situation permits, the district will also post closings to the district's website and Facebook page.
Radio & Television Announcements: Official announcements during inclement weather will still be made on WBAP News Talk 820 AM, KRLD 1080-AM and on KXAS Channel 5, KDFW Fox 4 News, KTVT Channel 11 and WFAA Channel 8.
Steps by Carroll ISD to announce weather alerts:
- Respond to emergency internally by communicating with staff and securing students
- Post Twitter/Facebook alerts
- Communicate with parents via Blackboard notification system
- Add storm updates on District Website
Questions about district procedures may be directed to the Communications Office at 817-949-7080.