Dallas ISD has cancelled all campus-related after school activities and athletic events. This includes any games or contests of all sports and practices that involve travel from the campus to central facilities. All bus and van transportation for athletic events will be cancelled.
All schools will dismiss for the day at their regular times.
Richardson ISD has cancelled evening activities, including athletics and fine arts games, practices and performances. PACE after school programs are not cancelled and parents should pick up students by 6:00 p.m.
Dallas and Richardson ISD remain open today and are operating on regular schedules, despite current snowy conditions.
Per the Dallas ISD website:
“Once schools are open for the day, classes are held for the entire school day so as to not inconvenience working parents or disrupt the learning environment.”
The Richardson ISD weather policy is similar, and adds that concerned parents can call 469.593.SNOW for inclement weather updates.
The Department of Street Services for the city of Dallas says that they are “monitoring bridges, overpasses and inclines overnight and early this morning,” and as a result, have “now activated its sanding operations Ice Force Level 1 throughout the city to make the roads safe for motorists.”
“Ice Force Level 1,” like other winter weather descriptors, such as “polar vortex,” and “ice-pocalypse,” isn’t nearly as cool as it sounds: it simply means that the city sent out 30 sanding trucks.