Cold Weather Rules / Information

Westerville City Schools Cold Weather Procedures

Unless the wind chill is below 20 degrees, or it is raining, storming, or snowing heavily, children go outdoors for recess every day. Coats, hats, gloves or mittens, and boots are appropriate. Scarves that can be tucked into the coat are fine. Dressing in layers helps for cold mornings and warm afternoons.  Please remember that on days your child has physical education, they must have appropriate shoes and will not be able to participate in physical education class if they are wearing boots.
If it is necessary for Westerville City Schools to close or delay due to inclement weather conditions, announcements will be broadcast from local radio and television stations beginning at 6:00 am. Parents are encouraged to listen to the radio stations for an announcement of school closings or go to, click on the Sign up for e-Communications link, and follow the on-screen directions to sign up.

1-Hour Delay / 9:55am-3:30 pm (No AM Kindergarten)

2-Hour Delay / 10:55am-3:30 pm (No AM Kindergarten)