Inclement weather can impact the Seguin Independent School District and compromise the safety of students and staff. Winter weather may involve freezing rain and icing conditions that may cause school closures or delays. Occasionally, hurricanes, tropical storms and severe rainfall can impact operations.
Several factors come into play before a decision is made to close school, delay the opening of school, or dismiss school early. These include:
- The safety, health and welfare of students and staff;
- The transportation of students from home to school and back; and
- The disruption caused when school starts late, dismisses early or is closed.
If inclement weather effects the Seguin ISD area, the Superintendent will make a decision to delay or cancel school on the day in question. No announcements will be made when schools maintain their regularly scheduled hours. Below is the Seguin ISD procedure for bad weather.
- At or before 4 a.m., staff from SISD’s Emergency Operations team will deploy to assess weather and roadway conditions. SISD Emergency Operations will go into an alert status and will work with Guadalupe County Office of Emergency Management, Guadalupe County and City of Seguin Public Works, Guadalupe County and City of Seguin Law Enforcement, and county-wide volunteer fire departments and first responders.
- By 4:30 a.m., SISD Emergency Operations will visually inspect various areas across the district for icy, wet, or dry roads and monitor weather information resources.
- Road conditions are analyzed along with other related information available from other school districts.
- If roads are questionable, the Superintendent will consider findings and recommendations.
- The Superintendent makes every effort to make a decision by 6 a.m. whether or not to delay or cancel school.
Information about Seguin ISD school delays or closures will be made through:
What if bad weather hits during school hours?
If weather conditions deteriorate during the school day, a decision is made as soon as possible if an early release is needed to get students home safely. If weather conditions appear that they will resolve during the school day then students will be kept until regular dismissal time.
School bus riders
In case of
early release due to bad weather or flooding in the area, buses will
depart the yard at a designated time set forth by the Superintendent.
Students living in the McQueeney area that we are not able to get home
due to flooding or impassable roads will be returned to McQueeney
Elementary School. All other students in the district that
transportation cannot get home will be taken back to the Seguin High School.