To determine if it's necessary to cancel or delay school, transportation staff and the superintendent drive on roads early in the morning, evaluating conditions throughout the district. The superintendent also reviews information from the National Weather Service. Wind chill is one variable that is considered when evaluating whether or not to cancel or delay school.
If school will be closed or delayed, it will be announced on FOX 17, WOOD TV-8 and WZZM 13 as well as the home page of gpsbulldogs.org. You may also receive text, voice or email closing alerts: Just sign up to receive emergency notices through your Infinite Campus account.
When school is canceled, some after-school and evening activities may be canceled while others may go as scheduled, depending on the circumstances. Please watch for an email from your school's office or staff.
Buses will pick up students two hours later than normal, and school will begin two hours later than normal.
When school is closed, Treehouse Daycare will remain open unless there is a loss of power or heat, or if the Michigan State Police declares roads impassable. If Treehouse must close, it will be announced by FOX 17, WOOD TV, WZZM and on the home page of gpsbulldogs.org.
In the event of a two-hour delay, there will be no a.m. preschool. If school is closed, both a.m. and p.m. preschool will be canceled.
Severe Weather Policy
Tornado Watches: Students will not be dismissed early during a tornado watch. Personnel in the Administration Building and Transportation Department will monitor conditions. The district will not begin an after-school function during a tornado watch or warning. Activities that are underway when a watch is called will be allowed to continue and those underway when a warning is called will cease, and participants will be asked to take cover.
Tornado Warnings: Students will not be dismissed during a tornado warning even if it is dismissal time. If a tornado warning is issued, students will be ushered to predetermined shelter areas in their building. Students will not be dismissed until the National Weather Service issues an all-clear bulletin. Please do not call school during a tornado watch or warning.