There are a number of reasons we might close one or more of our school buildings or start the school day late including severe weather, power outages, heating or water problems. We take this decision very seriously and will make every effort to decide as early as possible. How we will notify families:
In the event of severe weather or an unforeseen emergency, we will send an automated phone message and email alert to all families and employees informing them of the situation. In order to receive these alerts, your phone numbers and email addresses must be up to date in our system. Contact your child’s school to make updates/changes. We will also post a message on the D76 Homepage
and all social media pages (Twitter
). If schools are closed, all before and after school activities will be canceled. The before and after school program, Innovative Learning, will also be closed. Emergency Closing Center (ECC):
District 76 subscribes to the Emergency Closing Center
(ECC). This system allows schools, organizations, and businesses to reach all major news outlets quickly and efficiently. The Emergency Closing Center is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can check the status of a 21-facility (school) the following ways:
- Go to the Emergency Closing Center and search for the facility by typing the name and city or the main phone number. (Diamond Lake School District 76 Mundelein; 847-566-9221)
- Listen to WGN Radio 720 AM, WBBM Radio 780 AM or watch CBS Channel 2, NBC Channel 5, ABC Channel 7, WGN Morning News, Fox 32, WGN-TV Channel 9, or CLTV cable for closing information.
E-Learning Day: In the event that we have an emergency closing, we will also announce if we will be having an E-Learning Day in our communications. An E-Learning day is similar to the Distance Learning Academy that we had last school year when schools were closed due to the pandemic. We have updated the E-Learning procedures here.
Technology Protocol: In the event we have an E-Learning Day, students will follow our Emergency/
Inclement Weather Technology Student Protocol.