inclement weather protocol details
  • Inclement weather decisions are made by the RSS superintendent after extensive discussion with local authorities, emergency management agencies, the Department of Transportation, RSS Transportation department, and district leaders. 


  • As soon as the superintendent makes a decision to delay or close schools, the following notifications will be made immediately:

    • Notice on the district’s website
    • Connect-ED message to all RSS staff and families
    • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
    • Local media via newspapers, radio, and TV stations


  • The safety of students and staff is our top priority. The decision to delay or close schools during inclement weather is one of the most important decisions a superintendent can make and these decisions are made on the side of caution.

    Any action taken will always be made in good faith. It is important to note that Rowan County is a large county. Where one part of the county may not be experiencing bad road conditions, that may not be the case in another part of the county. We ask for your cooperation and understanding during times of inclement weather and important decisions by our administration.