School Delay/Early Dismissal

School Delay

If a school delay is announced, the delay will be effective for ALL K-12 schools in Portage Township. The length of the declared delay will be two (2) hours.
On a 2-hour delay day, school starting times are as follows:

All Elementary Schools - 10:55 a.m.
Fegely Middle School - 10:00 a.m.
Willowcreek Middle School - 9:30 a.m.
Portage High School - 9:30 a.m.
Bus times will be approximately two hours later than regular run times. For example, if your bus pick-up is normally 6:55 a.m., the adjusted time would be approximately 8:55 a.m.  Parochial school pick-up times will follow the Portage High School or the Willowcreek Middle School schedule.  If a delay is declared and conditions do not improve, a school cancellation notice may be announced. 

Emergency Dismissal

(when school is already in session)

Should an early dismissal be necessary due to weather conditions or other safety-related concerns, every effort will be made to announce the dismissal at least one and one-half (1 1/2) hours prior to the actual dismissal times.  If all schools are dismissed, the secondary schools will be dismissed prior to the elementary schools dismissal.  A notification to this effect will be issued to the media and will also be posted on this website.  

It is crucial that each family develop a "Plan of Action" for their children to follow in the event school dismisses early.  Waiting for an emergency to occur may be too late to make plans and may cause much family anxiety.