WCA places safety as a top priority, and that includes traveling to and from school during times of inclement weather. On days when the school is open but travel conditions in your area are still treacherous, it is important for you to keep your child at home until travel conditions improve. If conditions improve later in the morning, you may bring your child for the remainder of the school day. Determining the safety of road conditions in your area is a parental decision.
Of course, we want as many children as possible to be in attendance but not at the risk of their safety. Please weigh carefully whether or not to attempt to come to school.
Students who are remaining home due to inclement weather should default to remote learning for the day. Please notify the office of your decision by 9:00 AM and contact your child’s teacher to get signed on with remote learning.
If school is open but you choose to keep your child at home, please leave a message on the attendance line:
847-548-6209 ext. 0 by 9:00 am or via westlakechristian.org/absence
If you’re wondering whether or not Westlake will be open due to the weather, you can find out in a few different ways:
- Check the Emergency Closing Center website (please note that email notifications are no longer provided by ECC)
- Check the Westlake website for a banner notification (or this page for a header notification)
- Call our office and listen for an automated message: 847-548-6209
- Check your email; we will send each family an email by 6:00 AM