Dear Parents, Students, Staff, School districts and Transportation teams:
Please be aware that Innovations Academy will be closed tomorrow (2/9/2018) due to the weather. School will resume on Monday, 2/12/18. Be safe and have a great weekend!
Innovations Academy Therapeutic Day School has surpassed the halfway point of the 2017-2018 school year, and we want to thank our parents and the students for their hard work to this point. Now that the winter season is upon us, the risk for inclement weather has increased. There may be times when the inclement weather may cause Innovations Academy to close school, delay start times, or dismiss early. In the event of one of these weather-related schedule changes, we will make every effort to communicate our decision in a timely manner so that our families, staff, and students can prepare. The usual factors that result in the closing of schools are:
- A severe wind-chill factor;
- A heavy snowfall during the night;
- Other severe or hazardous conditions.
Forecast temperatures/wind chills between -20 and -30 degrees create significant risks including hypothermia, frostbite, and even asthma. Innovations Academy may close if the projected temperatures are forecasted at these low levels. Please note, decisions on weather-related schedule changes are made after careful consideration. The Director of Education consults with the Principal and external partners in the community prior to a decision made:
- City of Streamwood and Elgin (road conditions)
- School District U-46 and other local school districts
- National Weather Service (weather updates)
As soon as the decision is made, the principal will share the information through multiple channels of communication.
- ECC – www.emergencyclosings.com : http://www.emergencyclosingcenter.com/ecc/home.jsp
- School voice message 630-540-3900 x2774
We will make every effort to make a decision by 5:30 a.m. and communicate our decision by 6:00 a.m. There may be some occasions when it will not be possible to make these time frames as the weather can change unexpectedly. There also may be times when Innovations Academy will be able to make decisions the day before so that parents, staff members, and students know what will happen the following day. In any event, we will make our best effort to communicate in a timely manner.
As 2017 has comes to an end, I would like to wish you a happy new year. I am looking forward to the start of 2018 which will bring significant opportunities for students, staff and our community. Thank you again for all you do, and may the Holiday Season ahead be peaceful and enjoyable.
Dr. Ariel Correa