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RCS Inclement Weather Procedures

As a reminder to parents, Rutherford County Schools uses multiple layers of communication to announce school closings for inclement weather. The district notifies all news outlets, print media, updates the district webpage, the RCS Twitter account (@rucoschools), the RCS snowline (615-904-3883) and sends a message to parents directly via phone, email and text. 

Decisions are made as soon as possible once a reliable forecast is issued. The district strives to make closure announcements the night before, if credible information is available. In the event an early morning decision is necessary, the district will not begin calling parents until 5 a.m. 

When schools open two hours late, it simply means the first bell time for each school will be delayed by two hours. So, for example, if your child's school normally begins at 7:30 a.m., the school will begin at 9:30 a.m. on delayed days. The same is true for bus stop times and if the school day is shortened because of weather. 

Buses always run when schools begin late unless we notify parents otherwise.